Thursday, April 28, 2016

Day 5: Back at it

4/25: Unicoi Gap - campsite at mile 70.7
Miles:52.9-70.7 (17.8 miles)

It's quite the crowd waiting to get back on trail at the motel in the morning. By 9 we've squeezed 13 people into the van and at least 2 more hitch back to the gap. We all dawdle in the parking lot before finally climbing.

As usual the day was all ups and downs, flat is pretty rare out here. But there were a few longer climbs thrown in and as the hottest day so far on trail I was definitely feeling overheated by the end.

We leapfrogged the folks from the shuttle all day, chatting making the day pass.

Water was a little bit off trail today and we took some nice breaks but it's the first night I've felt pretty beat. Guess all the climbing is sinking in. Either way we've got a good breeze through our campsite and tomorrow we cross the Georgia/North Carolina border.

Ferns uncurling

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