On the hike back saturday morning we stopped at the cow camp gap shelter off the Cole/Cold(apparently it changes depending on who you talk to) mountain trail before reaching the Appalachian trail section of our hike. Armed with a AT veteran of our own Sweet Briar kind; Tasha told us of the encounters from her 5 month SOBO hike on the AT and familiar landmarks as we passed them along the way, including these notebooks filled with stories, memories, and recordings of those who passed through before us. So we left a record of our own, filled our bottles at the nearby spring and headed for the top.