November 28, 2018

Day 150: Fontana Dam, NC to Stecoah Gap, NC (14 mi)

We slept in this morning in our super warm, dry and comfortable hotel bed, soaking up the glory of getting through the Smokies and hopefully the worst weather on trail.

I was up late the night before dealing with Teledoc to get st...

November 16, 2018

Day 146: Davenport Gap Shelter to Peck’s Corner Shelter (19.8 mi)

I woke up with a start as my phone read 6:53 am. Everyone in the shelter was still sound asleep. I woke up Fresh Feet and said “we’ve got to get up! It’s 7 o’clock!” He moved as quickly as I’ve seen in a long while....

November 13, 2018

Day 142: Nature’s Inn hostel to Little Laurel Shelter (25.3 mi)

Daylight savings totally surprised us this morning! Our shuttle back to the trailhead didn’t leave until 8 am, but when I got out of our window-less freezing cold (42 deg with the space heater...) uninsulated shed “ca...

November 6, 2018

Day 134: Damascus, VA to Double Spring Shelter (18.5 mi)

We started this morning at about 8 am from the Dancing Bear B&B in Damascus.

The first 6 miles was a very nice and gentle climb with a lot of switchbacks and very tame trail. Near the top of the climb we crossed the state lin...

November 2, 2018

Day 129: Bland, VA to Chestnut Knob Shelter (22 mi)

We got back on trail by about 8:40 am. We dropped off our rental car at the Enterprise in Wytheville at 8:05. Bubba (local shuttle driver) met us there and then dropped us off at the trail intersection with the convenient store w...

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