Day 147 – Mile 1166.7 + 206.8: This is the top of Clingman’s Dome – the highest point of the Appalachian Trail at 6612 ft!🇺🇸⛰
At Newfound Gap, I met a couple from Pittsburgh, PA, who offered to give me a ride into Gatlinburg, TN. You can definitely see the evidence of the devastating fires from last November here. Rest day tomorrow and then will hit the remainder of the Smokies!!😎
80 mph winds in Gatlinburg make for lots of downed trees, road closures to Newfound Gap and power outages in our motel today. Locals say the last time there were winds this bad were the day the fires hit last November…
Day 149 – Mile 1166.7 + 206.8: First double-zero of this adventure! No way to get back to the trail today – will have to check again tomorrow! Marci Kornegay we both get stuck in Gatlinburg 5 months apart!!
Day 150 – Mile 1166.7 + 209.8: Pulled into Icewater Springs Shelter and was first here. First time I’ve been the first footprints in the snow – glad I was followed by others! Staying out here until the sun comes out tomorrow😎