We got in to the Partnership shelter yesterday evening and — this is the wonder of it — had pizza for dinner. It is at the Mt. Rogers Visitors Center, and close enough to Marion that one can order pizza which (almost) everyone does. We also made it in to town for resupply yesterday in record time: there's public transit (!!), for 50¢ each, so we didn't have to hitch.
...however, we decided to take a zero, despite accomplishing our immediate goals. It was rainy this morning (always a motivator for being sedentary); and Cloud, who was staying at Partnership too, was sick last night (food poisoning?), so he called up the bus for a ride in to town to visit the doctor — so, at the last minute we half-packed and got in to town for (finally) a pancake breakfast. Now we're seeing the signts, such as they are.
The downside to a last-minute town run is that, although I have my camera, I have nothing and no means to post: the USB cable is at the shelter, as is the (second) 16GB card I just filled. But, Damascus!
P.S. However, other people have taken pictures of Partnership. It's right up there with Bryant — a loft and everything.