Spring 2017 AT hike, day #7

Friday, May 19, 2017Start: Fontana Dam shelterEnd: Sassafras Gap Shelter Miles: 21.9 Today I woke up around 6:10am and headed out by 6:55am. I climbed from the shelter (1853′) up to ~3800′ and then descended down to Cable Gap Shelter (2878′). I climbed up to Brushnell knob (3928′), past Brown Fork Gap Shelter (3813′), up … Continue reading Spring 2017 AT hike, day #7

Spring 2017 AT hike, day #6

Thursday, May 18, 2017Start: Derrick Knob shelterEnd: Fontana Dam shelter Miles: 23.9 I woke up at 6:10am and left the shelter this morning at 7am. From the shelter (4882′), I climbed over Thunderhead Mountain (5527′), past Rocky Top (5440′) and Spence Field shelter (4916′), and then down to Russell Field Shelter (4348′). I descended to … Continue reading Spring 2017 AT hike, day #6