Days 11 & 12 – Onwards to Fontana Dam

Day 11 Video – Cheoah Bald

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I stayed at the Nantahala outdoor center the night of the 17th. At 0530 I made the push to Brown Fork Gap ¬†shelter for a 17.8 mile day. ¬†I awoke and was on the trail again this morning by 0600 and made it to Fontana Dam by noon for a 12 mile day. I am taking a short day so I can meet my father and hike with him tomorrow into the first part of the Smokies. I was able to get a ride to Fontana village earlier to get my food drop from HH6 (thank you babe), and have a quick but tasty meal at the hotel. I’m currently camped out above the lake for the evening.