155.4 / 298.7 miles 52.0% Tellico River
Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Location: Hatley Gap (62.3 miles)

After a nice evening in Blue Ridge, CareFree and I were ready to get back on the trail. Only the drizzle outside and continued threat of rain later in the day slowed us down.

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Friday, April 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Location: US 76 / Blue Ridge (50.6 miles)

A rainy night left us a bit damp in the morning (and our tent positively soaking), but the prospect of food, showers, and a warm bed in Blue Ridge lifted our spirits.

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Brawley Mountain Fire Tower
Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Location: Campsite 46.1 (46.1 miles)

A very long day today was set in motion by something we can’t yet control: the weather. With a sizable storm aiming at us, we pushed further than we planned in an attempt to stay as dry as possible tomorrow.

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View South on Wallalah Mountain
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Location: Payne Gap (27.1 miles)

Every time I go hiking, I am reminded just how bright a full moon is. With streetlights and indoor living, the brightness of the moon just isn’t clear. Last night was the first time I noticed the moon this hike, and it was every bit as bright as I remember from prior trails, bright enough to walk around without a headlamp and still see where you’re going.

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Three Forks
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Location: Toccoa River (15.1 miles)

Our second day on the BMT brought us some steep climbs, but also nice rivers and waterfalls, as we began to turn west through Georgia and away from the Appalachian Trail.

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