Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Start: Unicoi Gap
End: Dicks Creek Gap/Top of Georgia hostel
I got a nice night of sleep, waking up around 6:45am. I enjoyed a delicious meal of all I could eat cold cereal (I bought non-dairy milk in town yesterday). The shuttle left at 8am and I was dropped off at Unicoi Gap (2949′) by 8:45am to hike back to the hostel.
I climbed up Rocky Mountain (4017′), descended to Indian Grave Gap (3113′), up Trey Mountain (4430′), down to Wolfpen Gap (3550′) and Steeltrap Gap (3448′), up to Young Lick Knob (3748′), past Addis Gap (3304′), and then up Kelly Knob (4126′). From there, I descended to Deep Gap (3554′), climbed Powell Mountain (3850′), descended to Moreland Gap (3015′) and then Dicks Creek Gap (2675′). I arrived at the gap by 2:15pm and then walked the 0.5mi to the hostel.
It lightly rained off and on for most of the morning, with most rain stopping by noonish. I even saw the sun in the afternoon! It’s been a nicely relaxing day. I only have ~50 miles left. I’ll do ~20 miles tomorrow and then have two days to do 30 miles. It’s also set to have decent weather between tomorrow and Saturday. I’m 93% done with the AT as of today!