Day 21: Pecks Corner Shelter to Tri-Corner Knob Shelter

We started out the day with the intention of hiking 20 miles to Davenport Gap. We knew that it was going to rain, but we didn’t realize the effect that the combination of a cold downpour plus continuing icy and snowy conditions on the trail would end our day short. We hiked 5.2 miles to the next shelter with the intention of taking a break before moving on. We were soaked through our rain gear and our hands were freezing. We made the decision to make it a short day and stay at the first shelter. Three guys who stayed here last night outside decided to stay in the shelter tonight and said that there were 21 people here last night. It’s only a 12 person shelter mind you. The last thing we wanted to do was push on in the cold, pouring rain (which turned into freezing rain) to the next shelter, find it full, and have to tent outside. We could have pushed on, but I think we made the smart decision in the end. We aren’t on any schedule and the trail has been downright dangerous with the ice.

So we’re camped out in a packed shelter tonight with a little fire going. We’ll get plenty of rest today and tonight and hoping for a nicer day tomorrow to finish out our hiking in the Smokies. As beautiful as the Smokies have been, we are so ready to get out of this ice and snow!

Tagged ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Thin Mint Hikes

2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

a girl, a trail, and one crazy adventure

raylynn's journey north on the appalachian trail

The Hiking ATVs

The Appalachian Trail Vegans

Trail Mix and Dirty Underwear

Kristin and Eric Hike the AT

Gray Loon's a.k.a. Byron's Trip

Appalachian Trail Adventure

Over 2000 Miles

Not all those who wander are lost.

tandem trekking

live vicariously

Fun Sized AT Adventure

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir

Baja's 2013 AT Thru Hike

What's between Georgia and Maine?...5 Million Steps!


john gordon | architect....maine.

Wood Thrush Hikes

nemophilist (n.) a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.

WW II in the Pacific with Bill Sadd

Touring Iwo Jima ...Saipan ... Guam

My Meandering Trail

Jordana's Hiking Adventures: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2013

LaTour Life

adventure | journey | life

walk wildly

wilderness immersion + yoga + ceremony + healing

Karma on the Trail

"'That's good for a beginning,' said Frodo. 'I feel like walking.'"

Hiking Acorn

Tales of Blisters and Bears

Appalachian Trail Girl

A How-To for Hiker Girls

%d bloggers like this: