Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 17 Locust cove gap

Miles hiked 10.3
Total miles 147.6

We were told the climb out of the NOC was going to be our toughest one so far and they were right. 8 miles up to over 5000 feet from a starting elevation of 1700. We are tired tonight resting in the tent. We prayed for warmer weather and we got it, sunny and in the high 60's. The temperatures combined with little foliage on the trees made for a hot day. Remember yesterday we started hiking and it was below freezing and the end of an ice storm.  Tomorrow should be a little less challenging. We are still having fun. Kaboose

Today was a hard 10.3 miles because it was mostly all up hill. It was hot. We had a nice breakfast at the NOC before we started the days hike. More to come Sassafras

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