Just posting to explain why I'm home right now. Received a call from home a few days ago with some pretty terrifying news about my grandmother so I bought a Greyhound bus ticket to get from Gatlinburg to Roanoke the next day.
My intention was to go home and be with family - the trail could wait. A few hours before my bus was about to leave, we got another call saying the doctors had changed the diagnosis and Nanny is going to be okay! She's still in the hospital so I still came home but it looks like everything is going to work out. She's going to be so pissed I got off the trail, ha. BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER I'M SO EXCITED.
I am going to pick the trail back up in Hot Springs, NC and meet Jenna there. After Maine, I'll come back to NC and hike the 70 miles I'm missing right now.