Day 3 – Henry Gap to near Cowrock Mtn

We hiked about 11 miles today and called it an early day to not over exert this early on. We summitted Blood Mountain this morning and the blood spewed every which way (still kidding Mom). The views were awesome but it was kind of overcast.




We hiked down into Neel’s Gap where there is a hiking outfitter called Mountain Crossings. We got our first maildrop which has food for the next 4 days or so. We also grabbed a hot shower there for the low price of $3.75 a person, which is good because my oniony smell was only getting oniony-er. I don’t know what kind of fried atrocity I’m going to smell like when it’s hot. We hiked another couple miles out of there in some light rain and then found a good spot and decided to pitch the tarp and call it a day since the rain appears to be getting not better. We’re a good 6 or 7 miles ahead of our plan after 3 days.

Vital stats:
Mood – rockin’ out
Smell – reasonable for Georgia
Physical state – not bad considering BLOOD MOUNTAIN
Song stuck in my head – Mr. Brightside by The Killers

2 thoughts on “Day 3 – Henry Gap to near Cowrock Mtn

  1. Linda Hnatow

    Hey kids, I have been thinking of you both a lot the last few days. I have also lit candles in church for your safety and enjoyment of this epic journey. What beauty you are witnessing! I was thinking how when you are done it will be such culture shock to re-enter this crazy “normal world”. But now I realize that it is culture shock to enter your journey. I wonder how long it will take for your bodies and minds to adjust to the rhythm of nature and not the rat race of everyday life. God bless and keep you! Oh in case I don’t get to write tomorrow, Easter, Pascha, I wanted to leave you with a couple thoughts: in Orthodoxy we hear “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” on Pascha (and other times too). I also think of the old Stevie Wonder song, “Morning has broken, like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I and all the family will miss you guys tomorrow, but I’m so glad you are doing this wonderous thing! love you both! AL


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