Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 16 Locust Cove Gap to Cable Gap

Thursday, April 28, 2016; AT Mile 159.2
Walked from 149.4 to 160.5 or 11.1 miles.
Started 06:50 AM, stopped 03:00 PM.
Ave mph was 1.36, excluding lunch.
Battery used:  3 percent
Forgot yesterday we saw a rattlesnake on the trail. Actually Square Peg stumbled on it coming around a big tree about a foot off the trail. He warned me and Scott. Then he forced it up into the rocks with a long stick. 

Today was supposed to be thunderstorms but partly sunny all day. Hot. Susan's grandmother would have loved the flowers today. Light rain last night and they were blooming everywhere. 

Jacob's Ladder was a tough climb but the rest of today was a mixture. Lots of people did a short 7 out of the NOC then a 15 today. Peculiar. 

Stopped here 5.5 or 6.6 short of the Fontana marina or Fontana 'Hilton.'  Plan tomorrow is to walk to the dam visitor center then get a ride to the lodge. That will make less walking Sunday morning when I start into the Smokies. Have a good day!






This is the Fontana 'Hilton' shelter. Two levels of floor space in each split half. A solar phone charger outback. Showers up the hill with real toilets!



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