Then, Road Runner decided to stay at the hostel in the park while Subaru and I pushed on for another 12 miles and camped by a stream in the woods.
The trail goes right into the town of Boiling Springs and actually the street and the trail are the same for a while.
Boiling Springs is a lovely town with many houses from the 1700s. There is an old iron furnace in a park where the iron works used to stand. And the fishing outfitter's used to be part of the Underground Railroad. Pretty cool.
We ate lunch at a cafe and then went over to Allenberry Resort, a place where hikers received more than a 50% discount. Swam in the pool and did laundry then reunited with Road Runner for pizza. Good day!