After zeroing in Andrews, NC I made it to the Fontana village on Tuesday night and stayed there all day on Wednesday to try to deal with some stuff that has been going on with my car. Long story!
Thursday morning was slow and I didn’t get into trail till late but was still able to do 13.2 miles. The climb into the smokies was rewarded with the amazing views of the lake and dam as well as the amazing Smokey mountains in the opposite direction. The smokies had about a foot of snow this past week so it’s very slippery on trail as everything is melting and creating massive mud pits! Keep running into the same people but it never gets old and there’s always something new to talk about or a new thing to learn about each hiker!