Friday, 14 June
|Destination: Bailey Gap Shelter
|Today’s Miles: 14.9
|Start Location: Campsite 645.3
|Trip Miles: 24.3
Got cool last night. Snapped the quilt and was comfortable. Passed about eight hikers going south. Stopped at a shelter for lunch. Two hikers stayed there who hadn’t left yet. A south bound hiker came in to stay for the night. A north bound hiker from France came in. I headed to Bailey Gap Shelter. A bit later another hiker came in. While we were talking, we saw a small bear near the shelter. It didn’t run when he shouted. The bear headed up the trail. The hiker from France stopped for a bit and kept hiking. The lady from the last shelter showed up and two thru hikers. Hoping we don’t see the bear tonight. I hung my food bag extra high.