Day 26

Woke up this morning in a thick, warm and humid fog this morning at Tri-Corner Knob Shelter. As the fog was blown against the screen door of my tent it started making things wet, but not too bad. Had a quick breakfast and got hiking.

The fog burned off rather quickly today. The sun came out and it felt warm. I hiked in shorts and the sleeves on my shirt rolled up.

Had some great landscape views today. Also saw and smelled entire hillsides covered in wildflower blooms. A few small blue butterflies were out and some birds were starting to mate.

It was a great day on the AT. Today was a mostly downhill hill. Covered about 17 miles today, dropped about 4,500 feet in elevation and exited Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tonight, I am camped at a stealth site along acreek with several small waterfalls. Just me and 1 guy I was hiking with.

Expecting some rain and thunderstorms anytime now (tonight). Nothing severe as far as I can tell. I am all hunkered down just in case. Here it comes, I hear the roar of the wind in the trees starting just now.

Hope all my family, friends and followers are doing great! Good night from some remote campsite on the stormy AT. Pace Car is parked.

12 thoughts on “Day 26

  1. The wild flowers are a delight, such a great surprise!


  2. Great post, beautiful pictures, enjoy your book tonight, and get a good nights rest.
    have a great hike tomorrow! We are all thinking about you.

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  3. What beautiful flowers along the trail. They must love all the rain you’ve been trekking through. We need rain here to get rid of this snow so it can warm up, than we can wear shorts to.
    Happy trails.🤗

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    1. I hope you get to get the shorts out for the season real soon.


  4. Good to hear you’re set-up for the evening, J. Lower elevations should be warmer. I hope you stay dry tonight too -much easier to stay warm when you’re dry. Sleep well!

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    1. Thank you. All warm and dry, just how I like it. You been up to anything good this week?

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      1. I’ve been taking care of my daughter’s dog -a female Rhodesian Ridgeback about one year old (maybe 18 mos.) and 60-70#. She’s keeping me busy while the family is out of town. Tonight I had my weekly Ham Radio ‘net,’ an on-the-air meeting via radio, to exchange information with other members and check out the radio gear, and our operational procedures. Snow is almost all gone here now, mid 30’s to mid 40’s daytime -even broke 50 degrees a few days ago. I think snowshoeing season is over… now thinking of backpacking and hiking destinations for spring/summer/fall. It’s all good! 😉

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  5. Jess, Chad, Dean and Ryan March 30, 2018 — 2:46 am

    We are reading all your updates from the warm islands of Hawaii. It had been fun to read them as we get reception here and there. Have a good night Pace Car.

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    1. Thanks. Have a swim in the ocean for me!


  6. So glad you got to be warm and dry for a day! I admire how you enjoy every climate, every beauty, every challenge, and every person. Keep taking the time to savor this special trip, and can’t wait to hear and see more when you get back!

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  7. Ahh, it looks like spring! Happy to see you are experiencing some warmer temps. Lovely wildflowers. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 We’re supposed to get snow today. Thumbs down on that!

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    1. Hope ya do not get too much snow!


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