Today we had a 7am start, and despite the late bed time, I was awake on time. Likely because of the time difference for me. I put on my new hiking boots eagerly and packed up my new bag. I was disappointed to discover that my bags water supply had a plastic taste, I’m sure that will be refreshing. Another bad taste was the AirBnB coffee, it must have been super old. After a failed attempt at drinking it, we opted to stop at Bojangles for some of their delicious cold brew. We also stopped at a hardware store for the bear spray which turns out is some serious stuff (each one has its own serial number tied to your name).