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Day 41, April 24th

Posted by on April 27, 2013

Did 15.8 miles today and completed our 2nd state. On to Tennessee.

Woke up at the Roan High Knob Shelter and was ready to go around 8:50am. Had a really nice climb up into the Roan Highlands. We were hiking on grassy balds all day.

We actually stopped to eat lunch and take a break at Overmountain Shelter. An old barn converted into a shelter. It was really awesome and beautiful. Felt like we had gone back in time. Wish my phone had battery to take pics, but there are no outlets on trees.

After lunch we had some pretty tough climbs up to some higher balds. It was awesome and really windy. Can’t describe how it feels to hike through that kind of terrain. Just makes me feel free and very happy to be doing what I am.

On the way up the last bald my right knee started to have really sharp pains. Coach took a look and figured I may have strained it. I think from overuse. But who knows. Knee pain is still a trend to my hike.

Fought through the pain and made it the last 4-5 miles to TN Route 19E. We are staying at the Mountain Harbour Hostel. We have been waiting for this since we left Erwin, TN. A guy named David that Coach met promised to buy us all breakfast. We have heard it is amazing.

The hostel is awesome. We were suppose to tent but the owners had already setup an 8 person tent. We have named it the mansion. I took a hot shower and watched All Dogs Go To Heaven.

Went to bed around 9:00pm and read until midnight. Ordering my Kindle before we leave in the morning.

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