Appalachian Trail, Week 2, 4.14-21.15

There have been two milestones reached in week 2:  crossing the first state line and passing the 100 mile mark.  

The first state line was between Georgia and North Carolina.  It was just a small sign, nailed to a tree.  ChrisF and I stopped, took pictures in the rain and continued into North Carolina.

The 100 mile mark was on top of Albert Mountain in North Carolina.  There is a fire tower there, but due to the cloud cover, no views.  

The theme of the week seemed to be rain, we finally got a break on the day we hiked to the Nantahala Outdoor Center.  Many of us with took zeros there. It was nice to relax and not have to hike on a rainy day!

The last day of hiking this week has brought me just about to the southern border of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  Should be through in 5-6 days.

In the rain at the Georgia/North Carolina border.

On the firetower on Mt. Albert. 100 miles!

The stone tower on Wayah Bald. No views today, as it was socked in with clouds.

Views! From the tower on Wesser Bald. We watched the clouds roll by for about twenty minutes.

Shelter life. Ambush hung his hammock under the overhang, to stay out of the rain. After hiking in a lot of rain this week, we didn’t blame him.

   

Miniature iris seen along the side of the trail.

 

    

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4 thoughts on “Appalachian Trail, Week 2, 4.14-21.15

  1. Hi Summerset . . . Just a brief note to say that I’m really enjoying reading your reports of your journey along the AT. Hope there won’t be too many rainy days as you move forward. But maybe the trail-umbrella will help to keep you somewhat dry on those damp days.

    All the best,
    John

    • Thanks so much, John! Yes, the umbrella does work rather well. I do stay drier than the other hikers and at least makes me feel like I am out of the rain even if I am not. 😉

  2. Glad that you are able to keep us posted with pics and news. 🙂 Here’s hoping the rain lets up for you! Our rain came in the form, of snow, lol.
    El

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