It's June 22, 2016 - more importantly it's a random Wednesday in the middle of a busy week at work and in a spur of the moment move, I've decided to drive to TN to knock out the 11.2 miles between Spivey Gap and the Nolichucky River. I can't think of a better way to tackle "Hump Day" than hiking over several big mountain humps. I leave rather early and drive 3 hours to Uncle Johnny's Hostel. I called ahead the night before to arrange for a shuttle ride to Spivey Gap since I'll be hiking nobo (North Bound) from Spivey back to my car at Uncle Johnny's hostel. It is rather convenient that the hostel is right on the trail.