Wendy here with another update from the trail. Today we logged around 7 miles again, much of it spent with me struggling with my "technical difficulties." Thankfully besides that we had a great day today!
Because we knew a short day was ahead, we got to do one of the things I enjoy most on the trail- break camp late! It seems that no matter how hard the day tries to go poorly it simply cannot overcome the wonderful beast that is leaving camp late. We were greeted with some tough climbing but were rewarded with the view I looked forward to most on the trail- Max Patch bald!
Max Patch is a 360 degree bald, allowing for some of the most incredible views on the trip so far! Service is spotty so there won't be any pictures yet but rest assured they will be uploaded as soon as service improves!
Additionally, we finally got to see more trail magic! Not only that but we saw a double header- hot dogs and soda at the bottom of Max Patch and beer, crackers, hummus, and donuts at the top! These were just what I needed to make it through the day today and keep chugging towards Hot Springs!
Hopefully my situation improves after this weekend and we can continue putting down bigger miles, we are beginning to feel antsy now that we are north of the Smokies. Time to make up lost ground!
Until next time,