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My name is Lori. In August, 2014, I plan to hike the Camino de Santiago trail. Feel free to join me on my adventure by following me on this blog.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Yesterday was one of our wettest days yet. It started raining around 1pm and rained for 19 hours. The rain didn't get us down though because we passed a major milestone. We finished Georgia, and crossed into North Carolina. Great accomplishment so far! North Carolina came in with a bang, with a straight up climb in the pouring rain. We got a glimpse of a beautiful view above the lower mountains, where we could see the lower clouds moving through. Pictures just don't do it justice. Once we got to the shelter, it was pretty full. We ended up sleeping 10 people in an 8 person shelter. When I say it is an 8 person shelter, that really means it sleeps 7 comfortably. Haha! We had one on the floor, one on the table, and 8 shoulder to shoulder on the sleeping platform. I had met most of the people at least once, so by AT standards, we were all old friends already. Let's just say we were pretty cozy on that platform, but at least we were warm. This morning, I had the joy of putting my wet cold clothes back on for today's hike. I won't lie, I hate that part of the day. We dried out pretty fast once the fog left us late morning. When lunch time came around, we hit the parking lot at deep gap and were surprised with some more trail magic. Thank you "freight train" & "plan B" for the free hiker lunch and baked goods. Mmmmm
As I write this post, I am standing by a toasty fire with no rain falling on my head (though we might get some overnight).
Overall, I am having a great time, and enjoying the company of the other hikers. I am looking forward to seeing Chris in a couple weeks ;-)


  1. Sorry it's been so wet, but I am so glad you are in such great spirits! :) Keep on truckin'!

  2. WOW you are a trooper!!! Putting wet clothes back on can't be too fun :( I'm glad you were warm for the night though!
    Love You Tons!!!

  3. You are my hero... And kinda a lil crazy. Which has obviously payed off major! What an accomplishment already! I'm happy you are surrounded by people that are willing to share "trail magic" . Scotty and I will send ya somethin. Then, ya know. Paybacks to them. Love ya sis!

  4. Elisa shared some of your first week out there. I am so impressed with your enthusiasm and determination. Putting on wet clothes first thing in the morning, naturally sucks. There are worse things. Enjoy your walk.....