About 8 miles into the day I stopped at the Shoal Creek Ranger Station to ask them a few questions about the town and the trail. Based on their input I changed my resupply plans. Instead of resupplying at the Cheaha State Park, I would instead walk into town from the ranger station, to Heflin, which is about 3 miles away. I left my pack in the office and took off. It can be quite nice to walk without a pack.
Once I got there I did a quick resupply, but then had to wait an hour and a half for the library to open, so I could get in touch with the rest of the world. Then another 3 miles back to the ranger station.
After the ranger station I did another 7 miles, for a total of 15 miles of trail and 5 miles of roadwalk. I also got enough food to last for the rest of the trip, instead of having to stop at the convenience store.
I have roughly 100 miles left, and am planning to finish that in 5 days to get to Flagg Mountain in less than a week.
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