- Very uneventful day. I hiked 23.7 miles today. I started at 6:00am with Double Knot. We hiked together for about four hours. He got a little ahead and I stopped for a break and I never saw him again. This is Double Knot from a distance. I was really taking a picture of the flowers. The trail has been paralleling the famous Blue Ridge Parkway.
It was hot and humid today and most of the day was climbing. I went through at least two gallons of water.
At the top of Apple Orchard Mountain is this Federal Aviation Administration Tower. There would normally be some great views from here but the heat and humidity just left enough haze to obstruct the view.