Day 18: Flint Mountain Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter (18.8 miles)
Updated: May 10, 2019
May 30, 2004 - Only hiked 18.8 miles today. We were thinking of going another 10 but just decided to stop early and wake up early and get a good 30+ tomorrow. Got a late start, around 9, 3 guys came in to take pictures of the AT and got a picture of the 4 of us that stayed at the shelter. Then we headed off to the next shelter, 10 miles, to eat lunch. But about 2 miles in it began to rain really hard so I started sprinting up the mountain trying to get to the shelter and out of the rain. By the time I got to the top it stopped so I slid down the mountain in the mud to the shelter, 3 miles down. After lunch it was another 10 to the next shelter. Got a great view from the top of Big Stamp, then it was another mile to the shelter for dinner. While there we just decided not to move on and take it easy the rest of the day and visit with people at the shelter. I’m all packed up and ready to leave early in the morning.