Day 28: Into Erwin
About 12 miles today brought me to the Nolichucky River, Erwin TN, and Uncle Johnnies Hostel. It is a funky spot, definitely for hikers and not the faint of heart. But John and Charlotte Shores are very friendly and offer a bunk, showers, laundry and rides to town for $20.
I have washed myself and clothing and picked up the supplies I need for the next section. Pizza for dinner and soon I will be asleep on a soft bunk. It looks like the hostel dog owns the couch beside me. Oh well, he smells no worse than I did when I arrived and he is very sweet.
If the scale here is accurate I have lost 25 lbs, although tonight I ate back some of that. 343 miles so far.