For any SOBO's on the trail right now, I would be happy to host you (no charge) when you make it down to the Franklin, NC area. I am living in Otto, NC until December, and I have an extra bedroom and a futon up for grabs most of the time. My house is a few miles east of the AT at Albert Mountain and about 8 miles south of Franklin by road. If I can fit it in my schedule (I am pretty busy these days), I will try to come pick you up at any of the nearby road crossings.

Just looking to offer a little trail magic, since I received wayyy more than my share in 2010. Feel free to e-mail me through white blaze. I will try to get up and write my phone number in some of the nearby shelter logs. Hope you make it this way! Oh, and I have Yogi the cat here--she hiked 1500 miles with me in 2010, so you should probably meet her.

Happy trails,
SKIDMARK, nobo 10