Climbed straight away. On the way up saw a white tail deer.Very conscous of water.
Met trail magic from Devil Fork Gap. Hiking some of the trail to trail days in Damasus.
Next source of water was at the shelter and a long way down the hill so didn’ bother. Big congregation of people at the next eater hole.
Onwards to Iron Mountain but too many people so I hiked a couple of miles and Stealth camped with my food bag in my pack in my tent. Bears had been seen at the bottom of the hill so I didn’ want to hike to far down. Rib very sore.