We hopped on the 9am shuttle from the Budget Inn and bade farewell to Hiawasee. We had a mostly cloudy, misty, and rainy day today. Most of the morning had threatening skies, but stayed dry. After a few more Georgian chutes, we crossed in to North Carolina around lunch. Booooom!!!
We then headed up towards Courthouse Bald, which has the highest elevation we’ve seen yet. Before that we took a few pics at a cool gnarly tree.
The bald was quite a vertical climb. I’m not sure why it’s called a bald yet since I was the only bald thing up in there that I saw. That’s about when most of the crappy weather hit…
Heading up the bald into the mist and rain.
Most of the day after that was easier. We made a stealth camp off the trail after about 14.5 total miles. Tomorrow the weather looks better so looking forward to some good views of NC.
Mood – most excellent
Physical state – strong like bull
Smell – manly
Song stuck in my head – Singin in the rain