The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Rainy Deep Gap Shelter
After a dreary hike through their first day of rain, Hansel and Gretel arrived at Deep Gap Shelter around 1:30pm. In the past seven days, they have hiked 64 miles from the top of Springer Mountain! Although they were a bit soggy, they were right on track for time. They spent the rest of the day and night drying out, clothes and socks draped over rafters in the shelter. Hopefully Gretel's blisters didn't suffer too badly from tromping around in wet boots.
Tomorrow will be what hikers call a "nero day." They have only to hike 3.5 miles into the next town. Since they have been averaging closer to 10 miles per day, a mere 3.5 is "not quite zero." Hence "nero." At least they will be looking forward to a good meal in town and a real bed to sleep on!