We’ve made it to Fontana Dam and are doing well. Hiked in rain and snow yesterday from Brown Fork gap shelter to 28 where we got a ride into Fontana to dry off and spend the night. Freeze watch in the smokies tonight, so we’re taking the day off. Highlights have been wesser bald, cheoah bald, and the nantahala outdoor center. Food has been mostly gorp and banana chips, but we had a few good meals at the NOC. More later!
We’ve made it to NC! GA was tough – all ups and downs over rocks and roots. Some beautiful views on Blood Mountain and elsewhere, will post pictures when possible. Nice weather so far. We’ve met some nice people out here, too. Resupplied in Hiawassee after misjudging food needs, now we feel better prepared. It’s tougher than we expected out here, but we’re hanging in there. Lots of love – W and E.