Nice breakfast to start the day at the Dutch Haus. Got a late start and were on the trail by 9ish. It was raining again this am….it was tough to start in the rain with fresh dry and clean clothes. Also tough was the gravel road back up to where we left the AT. It was very steep.
Fog stayed with us for the whole day with very short visibility….and once we were on the trail itself, the terrain was pretty good for the day. Had some rolling hills that passed over some bald peaks that would have been quite picturesque had we had sun.
Made good time for the late start. Got into camp a bit after 4. Would have probably pushed on if the weather hadn’t been so crappy. We were content to find the shelter so we had a dry place to sit out the rain and cook and chat with Mace.
The shelter is along a creek, which, in the 1800’s was home to a group of freed slaves who were sharecroppers in the area. We could see the old stone walls in the area. It seemed like an odd place to farm, as it was a fairly steep mountain valley.
No photos for the day. The camera never came out because of the rain.
Daily Distance: 18.1
Trip Distance: 1,382.9