Ahh I heard about this! They weren’t thru hikers, just out for spring break. Sounds like they weren’t ready for the snow. It has been pretty brutal, especially in this area. A few thru hikers I know were stranded near Gatlinburg when the snow hit. We were able to get off the mountain in time, but the rangers had to pull a few off.
Really hope everyone stays safe out there.
Had to take a short break and come home for family reasons. Heading back to Gatlinburg tomorrow to pick up where I left off. 206.8 miles in! Excited for the warm up!
baxerz.blogspot.com if you’d like to follow along. Happy trails, everyone!
Started Saturday! 69.6 miles in so far. Having a blast.
Pack ended up weighing 28 lbs. Mostly food and water though. Not bad. Not great. Working on it.
So far so good! Gearing up for the Smokies.