Not re-supplying in Franklin, then? How many days food did he bring, do you know?
Not looking to poke fun. Honestly interested as this was something I considered and rejected myself.
My thought now is to grab food in Franklin, and skip NOC and go to Fontana Dam (resupply in Robbinsville with the Hike Inn). I wasn't impressed with what food the NOC had (though I might spend the night there).
I bet he goes into Franklin. Buffets will draw him in.