April 11: Fontana Dam (mile 163.2)

At Fontana Dam, NC., built by the CCC. The weather has been hot but the hiking is great and I feel in good shape. Legs and feet are holding up real good. Slept on top of a bald at 5000+ feet the other night. The stars were really thick and brilliant. Will start into the Smokies tomorrow. Next stop, Gatlinburg, TN. Later