North Carolina coming right up
It looks as though I’ll cross the NC border day after tomorrow. About 10 more mile to go, but I have to go to town tomorrow for some food, then it’s about 4.5 mile to the shelter. It is truly amazing to go downhill from the trail/road junctions another 12 – 14 miles to a town. Most of the trail here runs between 2800 – 4000 + elevation, with the most common hiking elevations in the 3000 – 4000 range. I’ve done two 4000 footers, and missed the third at Blood Mt.
I’m very worried about several days of rain coming and hypothermia. It’s about 7 days to the next road crossing, so I have to tough it out. Will likely not have great cell coverage during the rain. Plan to stay at shelters as much as possible.