An Old and Twisted Tree
Location: Muskrat Creek Shelter (81.4 miles)

Quiet start to the day. Breakfast at Taco Bell, then walked over the post office to mail my useless solar charger back home, then to the food store to pick up more food for the next few days.

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Georgia/North Carolina Border
Monday, March 28, 2016 3:21 pm
Location: Georgia - North Carolina Border (78.5 miles)

Hello, North Carolina!

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Hikers Relaxing
Location: Dicks Creek Gap / Hiawassee (69.6 miles)

After an awful night's sleep, not so great weather overnight, and the promise of more lousy weather tomorrow, instead of going to Top of Georgia, and continuing on to the next shelter, I instead decided to take a "nero" (near-zero miles) day, and walked to Dicks Creek Gap, and got a shuttle into Hiawassee to stay at the Budget Inn here.

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View from Rocky Mountain
Location: Deep Gap Shelter (66.0 miles)

I was uncertain how far I was going to push today. After dinner yesterday, I only had one more dinner left before needing to resupply. Foxtrot and Kemosabe graciously gave me some of their extra dehydrated meals, which gave me more options (in terms of confidence, anyway) of what to do the next two days. Tentative plan is to either push for Dicks Creek Gap and stay at Top of Georgia B&B, or go to one of the two shelters between Blue Mountain and there, and take a short day Sunday and only go as far as Dicks Gap.

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Waterfall and Stream
Location: Blue Mountain Shelter (50.5 miles)

The severe weather we were expecting last night never showed up. From what we could tell, the storm split into two, and Whitley Gap happened to be right in the middle, so we got a little bit of rain that stopped around 7 or 8, and maybe a short follow-up around 2:30 am, but otherwise, it was a very nice moonlight foggy night.

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