Day 5 – Blue Mtn to Deep Gap Shelter

Happy Easter, y’all. What a great day. It was beautiful and sunny and warm all day on the trail. Hopefully it’s this nice back in PA. We put it around 16 miles today and it was easily our best day. It started early with some “trail magic”, where locals leave goodies near roads for thru-hikers.

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How awesome is that? I annihilated these in 5 seconds…

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Then we summitted Rocky Mtn, which had some nice views.

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Then we summitted Tray Mtn…

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which had some similarly cool vistas.

The day was tough with a lot of constant elevation change. Surprisingly the toughest climb was called Kelly Knob at the end of the day.

Since we’re now a good 16 miles ahead of schedule we’re taking a “near-o” day tomorrow – near zero mileage. We’re hiking about 3 or 4 miles to get a shuttle in to the Blueberry Patch Hostel, where our 2nd maildrop, a bed, laundry machines, showers, and other delicious amenities (omg pizza pizza pizzzzzzzzzaaaaaa) await.

Vital stats:
Mood – awesome
Physical state – sore but good
Smell – smoky (lit first campfire this evening)
Song stuck in my head – Happy body slow mind – Move at different speeds (on the road)

One thought on “Day 5 – Blue Mtn to Deep Gap Shelter

  1. Jessie

    Happy Easter to you, too! We had a nice day with AL, Michael and UM. Glad you’re taking a bit of a break tomorrow. Enjoy the pizza! Safe travels!

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