The climb was well worth it!
Stayed at Mother Marians Hostel one night after a hard rain the night before. Marian is the owner with her husband Fred the retired Navy commander.
Rain started to hit us hard right before we started up a series of Balds. Sideways rain with Thunder and Lightning...but MacGyver and i are still smiling :)
High above the Nolichucky River.
Still hiking in the fog and rain...with MacGyver still leadng the charge!
Stopped by a rather "Unique and Rustic" Hostel, GREASY CREEK FRIENDLY HOSTEL, owned and operated by Connie. A great lady. And we even had an acoholic beverage!
Sometimes on the trail you come across some things that words cannot describe. The above was one such site. It was pine tree decorated like Christmas and was a memorial for a young kid that loved the woods that passed away way too young.
Still hiking thru some rain but also still seeing some beautiful scenery!
After our marathon hike from hell during the storm filled-day we finally made it to this shelter. Was a small 5 person shelter with 3 people there when we arrived at 7pm. But they fit us in. Was really cozy! 2 brothers that were active military out for a weekend hike. I think they regreted their timing because of the storms all weekend. And then a thru-hiking lady namedTeeter.
27.09 | 17:20
Hi Possum! MacGyver and I finished up on Sept.7th with 351 miles in this year. False alarm on MacGyver taking ill. He was dehydrated but recovered in about 2 days. Was great to meet you this year!
27.09 | 17:16
Hey Pinnacle! Great to meet and hike with you also! And great advice on the next section we did. Thanks!
06.09 | 16:10
Great meeting you and your Brother at Eagles nest.
06.09 | 16:07
It was great meeting you and brother at Eagles nest