Woke up in the cabin at Neel's Gap and reluctantly got up and ready to head out. Got back to Mountian Crossings and got a new pair of socks and spoiled myself a bit and got a Western Mountaineering 20° Down bag. Got to Low Gap and tented with a bunch of other folks.
4/3/2014 10.4 Miles
Got up a little late and got some breakfast in. Took a break at Blue Mountain Shelter for lunch. When we got into Unicoi Gap a past thruhiker(2010) and his parents were giving out trail magic, all kinds of snacks,drinks, and sausage, bacon, pickle, and mustard sandwiches. A lady pulled up with a flat tire and a group of hikers including me changed her tire and sent her on her way! Always sending it forward. Then we headed up a half a mile or so and setup camp next to a nice stream.
4/4/2014 10.6 Miles
We left camp quickly trying to avoid a threatening rain. We got up Tray Mountain to no view sadly due to clouds/fog. Hung out in the shelter with some hikers taking a zero to avoid a storm. We left and stopped at the Swag of the Blue Ridge for lunch and another hiker "Cape" passed by from leaving town. Stayed at Addis Gap for the night.
4/5/2014 5.4 MIles
Got started a little after Papa(ODR), and made good time into Dick's Creek Gap. Sat down and my grandmother pulled up rather quickly. She had snacks and drinks for us and other hikers so we had a little bit of trail magic of our own. Then to my complete surprise my parents, aunt, uncle, cousins, and great uncle Scott all showed up with signs and more trail magic to congratulate my grandfather and us on our hike so far. It was so nice to see how much support we have and that everyone is behind us. We went into to town got showers and Dairy Queen as well as Ingle's to get everything for the next few days. In a free hotel room tonight headed back out to hit the GA/NC border tomorrow.
Keeping up the good times!