It started out freezing- I started hiking in a fleece! The steady uphill cured me of my cold and shed me ofy fleece. Subaru, Road Runner and I prettying kept pace with each other till our first break at Bailey Gap Shelter. There we reunited with other hikers we had been leap frogging with. Acorn, Stinkbug and Honeybun, Sideshow, Wolverine, Dorothy. And for the rest of day. We all seemed to break at the same places near the same time.
Near the end of the day, we crossed Kelly Knob, which had some spectacular views.
All in all, it was a perfect mix of good hiking, good views, good hospitality, and good friends. Life on the trail is good.