May 16: our last hiking day before trail days. Our plan was to make it to Partnership Shelter, the famous shelter where you can shower and order pizza! It seemed that this would be a hub of hiker activity answers could get a ride to Damascus from the nearby visitor's center. When we got there, though, no activity whatsoever. The staff at the visitor's center seemed to have no idea about trail days and everyone at the shelter seemed to be going to Marion to get a ride to Damascus. So we ended up hitching into Marion for the night.