21 March 2010
by, 03-21-2010 at 05:47 PM (215 Views)
21 March 2010, Woody Gap
Hopper and I returned back from Atlanta last night just in time before they locked the hostel for the night. We arrived just as Josh and Leigh returned for the night.
The hiker hostel puts on a fantastic breakfast spread. It is well worth the stay just for breakfast. Hopper was slack packing me today so she dropped me off at Cooper Gap and picked me up at Woody Gap. She walked in after she parked her car at Woody Gap and met me at Gooch Mountain Shelter and proceeded to walk back to her car.
On the way back to the Hoppers car we ran into FatMan (Joe) who introduced himself as a Whiteblaze.net member. After we started talking I remembered exchanging emails with him in the past on WhiteBlaze. He invited us to his place for lunch, which is a side trail off the AT not too far from Gooch Gap. What a place he has. He lives in a log cabin to beat all log cabins. He cooked up a burger for me and had beer on tap. I had a few beers but had to call it quits on the beer after a few. I wanted to make it back to the trail without getting lost. If anyone runs into FatMan (Joe) in this area of the trail and he offers you lunch or a beer, do not turn him down, you will not regret it.
Tomorrow morning, Hopper is going to drop me off at the trail head and I will continue north. She will head back to KY. I will probably not see her again until sometime around the beginning of May.