Appalachian Trail - Boiling Springs to Rt 850

Date 2009-08-29
Distance 26.2 km16.3 mi
Duration 10h:00m
Photos 32

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We had planned in starting Friday night.  But, there was a 90% chance of rain and thunder storms.  So we decided instead to start Saturday morning.  Everything was wet, and we did get a good 30 minutes of rain in the late morning just before lunch.  We got hit with another bout of rain around 5:00 not long before getting to our stopping point for the day.  Most of the hike was level, but uninteresting.  We spent a lot of time going through corn fields, cow pastures, and hiking on roads.  We didn't hit any serious elevation until the last 2-3 miles.  That was also the point where we got into the woods and away from the roads.  We stayed at Darlington shelter which was quite impressive to say the least.