Day 4 Lower Gap shelter to Unicoi Gap (9.7 miles)
Well, they were right about the rain. Started at 6 AM and light rain with some downpours mixed in all day.
Started out shortly before 8 AM. Yesterday was physically challenging. Today very mental. The below is early AM light rain with a little fog.
I have a rain poncho that covers myself and pack. Sounds good in theory but was a pain. Very difficult to get on by yourself. Tried putting on before and after I had pack on. Neither good…but everything pretty dry.
It may be difficult to see in photo below but the trail was virtually a river on steeper portions.
At Unicoi Gap I was able to get a ride from a shuttle driver to Hiawasee, GA. Staying at Budget Inn tonight. $40 cash rate. Been able to shower, wash a load of clothes, and eat at Subway. Living large!
Almost forgot…and getting a pizza delivered to go with my 6 pack of Bud.
Hoping to make 16.7 miles tomorrow. If I can, will be able to sleep in a bunkhouse. Weather is supposed to be good tomorrow but iffy rest of week.