Days 10 – 13 Dicks Creek Gap – Rock Gap (Franklin, GA) – Mile 106.1 since Springer Mountain
It has been a few days since my last post but, frankly, getting any sort of signal in the wilderness is a miracle and posting with videos is well nigh impossible. That said, quite a few miles have passed, so now that I have vaguely usable wifi, I’m going to bring the story up to date.
After my dreadful mistakes the previous day, I was determined to rectify both my eating and drinking input, so I got up fairly early and demolished what the Holiday Inn call their continental breakfast. In my case, this turned out to be two huge scoops of scrambled egg, a biscuit and about 15 rashers of bacon, followed by two slices of toast, plenty of butter and two dollops of strawberry jam. I certainly wasn’t going to let hunger get in the way of my admittedly easy day.
By common consent, the previous day had been tough on all of us and, as the shelters are often awkward distances apart, Plumorchard shelter turned out to be the popular choice, with only a five mile hike.