Today was nothing short of amazing. After eating breakfast, we managed to stay in bed until about 1PM just resting our legs and watching TV. I could really tell how exhausted I was because even though I slept really well last night (for the first time in awhile might I add), I still took a nap and was content with being lazy for the first part of the day.
Tons of hikers are in town because of the continuing cold we’re experiencing on the trail. There’s snow covering the trail now, with high drifts in some areas. It’s supposed to be pretty cold tomorrow night and then start to warm up after that. We have already been in town for two days, so we really don’t want to take another zero day and get too comfortable here, so we’ve decided to trek on tomorrow.
We picked up some more cold weather gear at the outfitters here in town to prepare for the cold ahead. I picked up an extra base layer for my legs for hiking so I can keep my sleeping base layer dry for camp. I also bought another pair of gloves so I have one for hiking and one for camp. I had to hike in my gloves the other day when it rained and thankfully we were staying in town, otherwise my hands would have been freezing while we were in camp. I think the few extra ounces will be worth it. Being warm and dry after hiking is my main concern in these cold conditions.
We resupplied our food and are looking forward to our next goal: entering the Smokies. Here’s to hoping for warmer weather soon!