[at-l] dire tea doesn't

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Fri Dec 31 08:54:36 CST 2010

I made good time to Cold Spring Shelter. Again, it was too 
cold to stop anywhere. It was 15 degrees at the shelter,
according to one of the college students that were taking up 
far more than their share of the room. I ate a quick snack
on the table next to the shelter, and was on my way. It 
didn't snow or rain any on this day, but it never did get 
above 20º. I ate lunch inside the restroom at Wayah Bald. 
There were lots of dayhikers out on this day. As I neared 
Winding Stair
Gap, I made a deal with myself that if somebody was at the 
parking lot and they offered me a ride, I'd take it. I was
thinking it was time for another series of showers. Before I 
even got to the road, a woman offered me a night at her house.
(Well, her husbandido was standing there, too). "Do you have 
a shower?"...

They took me to a town somewhere far from the trail. I think 
the place they lived was called 'The Highlands'.  I just know
it seemed like I was a long way from the Trail.  They were 
very pleasant folks. After we got to their house and I was 
my gear in, the woman had gotten some towels out (for the 
shower) and as she handed it to me she said "Do you have 
That was one of the funniest questions I got asked on the 
whole hike.

Felix J. McGillicuddy
ME-->GA '98
"Your Move"
ALT '03 KT '03

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