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St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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Muskrat Creek Shelter

April 11, 2016

Crossed into North Carolina, which is marked by a sign and an old gnarly tree at Bly Gap.


Mile 81.4, Elevation 4,562


April 11 and 12.  I left the Top of Georgia Hostel and started north again at Dick's Creek Gap. I decided to do 12 miles to a shelter to spend the night. It was supposed to rain all night and the next day. I crossed over into North Carolina at 3:55 PM, and I got to the shelter around 6 PM and it started raining as I was setting up the tent. After a quick freeze dried meal, I turned in for the night.


It rained all night and into the afternoon of the next day. I knew the rain was coming so I decided to take a "zero" day. In hiker parlance that means no hiking. I mostly hung out at the shelter, built a campfire and tried to stay warm.



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