--> Pine Swamp Branch Shelter, 18.5 miles
Last night there was some unearthly howling for a while. It sounded like a high-pitched dog. The hike today was uneventful. I didn't see anyone else on the trail, which surprised me since it is Friday. Looks like I'll get he shelter to myself again. Tomorrow I'll walk along the VA/WV border for a while, then drop into Pearisburg to resupply. Hopefully I'll find somewhere near town to stay, because I don't want to walk all the way to the next shelter after town. That would be a 30 miler.