Saturday April 21, 2018
I met SOULFLOWER and SHORTCUT for breakfast this morning. The visit was way to short, but great to see them again. We all drove to Clingmans Dome (the highest spot of the AT) where we preceded to hike north to Newfound Gap. Both areas have amazing views of the Smokey Mountains.
SHORTCUT– thank you for breakfast. 😊
We started the hike about 10am with temperatures in the low 40’s. I will admit it was pretty chilly, but a short way into the hike I was taking my jacket off.
I ended up hiking with a thru hiker and a section hiker for most of the hike. The time went by fast with conservation about gear, other trails and generally anything related to hiking. It was a very good day to be outside.