Thursday, May 5, 2016

Day 21 Siler's Bald Shelter to Icewater Spring Shelter

Tuesday, May 03, 2016; AT Mile 210.1
Walked from 193.7 to 208.3 or 14.6 miles.
Started 06:46 AM, stopped 06:25 PM.
Ave mph was 1.25, excluding lunch.
Battery used:  2 percent
Today was a long and miserable day. It poured last night and early AM for hours. The tin shelter roof was so loud nobody talked. 

The trails started wet and got worse. It rained till about 1130, and the trails were either streams, puddles, or mud. I fell once, my foot just slid in the mud. Going was slow. 

I think this is the third time at Clingman's Dome with no views. Did get a couple of vistas late on the long climb out of Newfound Gap. 

Tons of day hikers. They all looked so immaculate. I looked like a walking mud puddle. 

Tenting at the shelter. Two tents were already up, though I think there were empty spaces inside. Cooked in the tent since all the shelter cooking spaces were in use. 

Think it's going to be cold tonight. I can see my breath. Have a good night!




Clingman's Dome in fog as usual...



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