Day 11 went from Gooch Gap to Woody Gap – 3.3 miles.
I was able to slackpack today thanks to Duffy! My ankle held up, and tomorrow I should be able to continue north.
This has been my favorite hike so far even though it rained and rained and rained. It might have had something to do with knowing I had a dry place tonight, but it was a great hike!
I definitely didn’t get any views, but I enjoyed the hike.
I’m not sure if you are aware, but rain gear is equally competent at keeping rain out as it is at keeping sweat in!
So, this photo is looking straight out from the mountain… it was essentially straight down.
I’m pretty sure these were supposed to be my views… but if I was going to hike in the rain, this was the best place to do it!
We were completely socked in!
But I made it!
And as soon as I got to Duffy at Woody, the fog started clearing up for a beautiful view!
Tonight, I’m staying at Barefoot Hills Inn (which is the old Hiker Hostel) in the bunk room with another thru-hiker Tomato.
Ahh, this is the life!
The only “complaint” I have is that there is no HBO on demand… I may or may not have been wanting to binge watch Game of Thrones from Season 1 since I got my miles done so early (aka almost normal hiker speed)… 🤷🏼♀️😆
Also… it is 5:30 pm est, and I just looked out the window to see THIS!…
A break in the clouds!
Tomorrow is going to be a good day!
Thanks for joining me on Expedition Elizabeth!