Glad to see we're getting some active checkers o' da blog. We're in Gatlinburg right now, taking a break halfway through the Smokies. We have a food drop here anyway, but we got a 50 buck/night motel room to thaw out, the last couple of days have been nuts. First day of the Smokies we were in t-shirt and shorts hiking through 6 inches of snow. Second day we hit a wind-storm. Third day it all accumulated into a wind, rain, hail, snow storm that really took it out of us (and added about 4 pounds to each boot). We woke up this morning in a shelter at over 5,000 ft. and my shorts were frozen like a piece of cardboard. That was our indicator to take a night off in Gatlinburg. Adam's gonna get on the comp. next (we're mooching off a bizarro-arcade in this mini-mall here in town) and will probably give you some more detail on our progress. I know some friends at Duke wanted to meet up, so to give an update, we'll be in Hot Springs, NC in a couple days... March 10th to be exact.
The pictures posted by the way are pretty much all in the Nantahala National Forest. I don't know where the one is of me hiking, the one of Adam is in some shelter, and the one of both of us is at a summit right before Mt. Albert in the Nantahala, taken by our thru-hiker Buddy Felton.
I also received some bad news, and for those of you who knew him, have RIP thoughts for our dog Banjo, who was recently put to sleep.