After a wonderful rainy zero day, we got back at it and started to increase our mileage. We took 11.5, 13.4, and 13.5 mile days to get to Dick’s Creek Gap, and the Top of Georgia Hostel. The weather was a bit chillier at first, but still beautiful, and yesterday I didn’t see a cloud all day.
On a side note, I’m not sure hostel life us for me, or at least this ratio of bathroom (singular) to people. Nice to sleep in a bed at least.
We are going into town for a resupply today, and then doing a half day of hiking, gearing up for a 4-5 day stint to Franklin, into North Carolina.
There’s a good crew of people travelling at our pace, and we’ve made friends. They gave me my trail name. I have been dubbed “Macgyver”, or Mac, for helping someone untangle their bear bag in a tree with a very long stick. I find this preferable to my other name suggestions,” just kyle” or “bubbles”.
Now, it’s on to new trail, a new state, and new adventure!
Trail magic tally:
Another yuengling (seems to be a standard selection down here)
(People are awesome)