Monday, March 9
Arrived yesterday, a day ahead of schedule, completely waterlogged after four days of rain. Stayed in a cabin overnight and dried out.
Now the temperature has dropped to 20 degrees--chilly, but a welcome change from the rain.
Camping outside of town tonight and resuming the hike tomorrow. Revised estimated arrival dates for the next half-dozen stops, to set a slower pace at first and catch up along the way.
Sad to have one of the four who started out together last week leave the hike. Hoping he'll reconsider and rejoin later on.
Also hoping that the camera still works after a little accident.
Wednesday, March 11
Thermometer hit 4 degrees today!
More pictures taken over the next few days:
Tuesday, March 17
Stopped in Franklin NC, roughly halfway between the Blairsville and Fontana Dam stops, for food and supplies. Wined and dined (and showered and laundered) at the home of Charlotte and David, Andy's aunt and uncle.
David got some great pictures of the hikers and e-mailed them to us to share here:
We get regular e-mail from Chris's parents, John and Sue, reporting what they've heard. Recent highlights:
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