We hiked 15.8 miles today. We started the day with a pancake breakfast put on by a local church in Franklin. We got on the 9 a.m. shuttle back to Winding Stair Gap and saw our first balds at Siler Bald and Wayah Bald. We camped on a ridge just north of Cold Spring Shelter, a shelter buit in 1933. The ridge provided beautiful, unobstructed views of the mountains.