After the big Saturday hike on AZT Happy Jack #28 we did short hike on the same section. The previous day we had to leave the AZT short of the trailhead so we hiked the 2 miles we missed. This section is also a newly completed section that takes it off the road and onto single track. Really nice section that contours through heavily wooded pine forest. We hiked until we reached the point where we left AZT the previous day before heading back to the trailhead.
Shortly after turning around we ran into 3 hikers heading southbound and talked to them for a few minutes. In conversation they said they were hiking AZT #30 to their car they had dropped at the other end of 14 mile section. Only problem is they were heading southbound instead of northbound towards the waiting car and they had the wrong section #28 instead of #30. I showed them their error and they headed back to the trailhead they just left. Kathy and I wondered how long they would have hiked before realizing they were hiking in the wrong direction. Funny thing is she had a GPS so that was apparently not helping their navigation very much