I booked a double cabin with Gronk, who I've been hiking with since meeting up again last weekend in Hot Springs. The hostel had plenty of rooms available, as most hikers jumped on one of the many shuttles going to Damascus, VA for Trail Days this weekend.
At 3pm, I took a ride in the hostel van with a group of hikers in to town to resupply and grab dinner. Our driver told us the story of Mary the elephant, a disturbing piece of Erwin's history.
My next resupply will be Hampton, TN in about 5-6 days, then I should cross the VA border in another 4 days.