morgan met me a few miles into the Appalachian Trail so we could walk into Hot Springs together. it was so great to stop by a shelter to cook oatmeal etc and share a glimpse of this trail life with someone so special to me. we've stayed in Hot Springs for a few days now and tomorrow is goodbye. it's been so great to come out of survival mode for a short time and let my muscles and tendons catch up. I don't get to see her often and to have her become a part of this adventure has been a blessing.