While at Freeman Road TH for less than an hour today a fellow appeared off the trail as I was sitting in the car reading emails and getting ready to leave. First SoBo hiker I've encountered. Wish I had gotten his name, said he is from Sedona.
Maybe two gallons public water left in the resupply box there, and 5-6 at Florence-Kelvin TH.
The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see.