8.6 LT miles plus about .5 on the approach
Back at the border just after dawn. Expecting it to warm up I skipped coffee but was amped to get started.
The first white blaze! Now these steps counted heh. So hard to believe it was real, but once I started to sweat it didn’t feel like a dream.
I stopped at Shooting Star shelter for elevensies and found this bunny house.
Then it was time to start the first real climb, Doll Peak. Too sweaty to take pics, sorry.
Drying out with a nice breeze in the hammock at the Laura Woodward shelter.
There are two NOBO hikers in there chattering away. They are very excited about finishing tomorrow. I am excited about dinner, gotta go!