hiked 17 miles today. My best yet. Staying in Fontana tonight was gonna hike one more mile to the shorter after resupply but got sucked into civilization. Rained inn the late afternoon. Heard water rushing under boulders I scrambled over. Got candy from Ursa the beagle. Kept up a good pace today. Had a lot of fun. I’m best now though. Talked with Aristotle at the bar after the buffet haven’t seem him since the hiker hostel. He said the AT is like a narrow village. Bearfoot is going sobo from here to NOC. Are dinner with him, Evenbeard, SK, doc, Jackie, banter, and prometheus. Met grey cloud and wolf man on the trail today. Also met two sobo kids. Snowman was one. Real nice kid. Gonna sleep and head into the smokies tomorrow. Real excited.