April 6 2015
We took a short day and hiked to the Shelter before the NOC where I intended to take a zero. Chan was going home to his pregnant wife while his brother continued on northbound. We stayed at the dismal Rufas Morgan shelter in a downpour. I felt the pain of twenty miles bearing down on me when I told the guys that I hadn’t taken any zero mile days. It was a running joke that “Captain Planet doesn’t take zeros,” which I kept going until Hot Springs, NC.