Day 8 started with me waking up to a wet sleeping bag (quilt). Well, my toebox was drenched. It took me a while to figure out what happened. Apparently in all my tossing and turning last night and the fact that the inside tent was falling, it caused the floating floor to go under the rainfly at some point and soak up all the condensation not only on the fly but also from the heavy fog outside.
I’m so over this tent. I can’t wait to get that package from Jerry.
Due to another system that is supposed to be coming through, we decide to get off at Hogpen Gap and go into Hiawassee since the next bailout point is another 14 miles away.
The early morning fog gave away to an absolutely beautiful day.
We thought we would have an easy day into Hogpen Gap. Little did we know that climbing Wildcat Mountain out of Tensnatee Gap would be brutal! In my opinion, it was the worst climb so far. I thought it would never end.
We did, however, run into our first “wildlife”; a snail. We were beginning to think these mountains had no animals at all, lol. I am grateful it wasn’t a snake. Y’all know how I feel about those suckers!
The view once we got to the top was amazing and the climb was worth it.
We got a ride from our Trail Angel, Shiitake, into Hiawassee. We love her so much and thanks again =)