I got into the town of Fontana Dam today after a big push and a steep up and down 13 mile hike. We got a shuttle into Fontana Village and the shuttle driver said: " What a shame about the Boston Marathon." I was thinking-- " what do you mean what a shame? The Boston Marathon is awesome!" Then she told me about the bombing. We have had the TV on in the lodge, trying to get the news.
It takes about one day to get news on the trail.