Today I hiked from Brown Mountain Creek Shelter to Hog Camp Gap, a distance of 8.2 miles. I had a good day with a long climb up the side of the mountain, pleasant weather, and good terrain. I’ve got a nice campsite with soft ground to sleep on and looking forward to a good night sleep. I spent the day listening to the audio book for Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon which I’ve really enjoyed. It’s a pleasant and light book which helped to cheer me up, which I needed because I was in a strangely melancholy mood this morning.