Miles hiked 4.8
Today was a tough day. We woke up to freezing rain. It was hard work just packing up the tent. By the time we got to the first shelter I was concerned about hypothermia. We were wet the trail ahead was challenging. Sassafras was ready to hike on, but I decided to take a short day and be safe. There was room for us at this shelter and I was not prepared to hike on and have to set up and sleep in our wet tent in the freezing rain. I knew there were many hikers in front of us wanting to get to the next shelter.
My wife reserved a room at the NOC tomorrow. We will hike. The 12 miles and stay the night dry out and eat some good food. We have been going a little slower but we have a lot of time. Sassafras is ready to hike 18-20 miles a day. I need another week or two before we can pick it up. I fine on the flats, gradual uphills and the downs, but she is smoking me on the long steep climbs.
We are having a good time and I know we will make it home. Kaboose
We took a nero on the trail. It was cold but I still had fun. Sassafras