Waiting on a Package
Take a lesson from us, when you are ordering a package for your next stop on Amazon Prime, make sure that it will arrive when you need it to, or risk an unexpected, and unneeded nearo (or a zero, we’re still waiting on the package).
That said, Lil Santa and I have no issue with zero days. If today ends up being a zero it will be our fourth. We like hanging out and resting. We assume that we won’t take as many as we move forward on the trail, but for now it’s nice to give our bodies rest. We are trying not to spend all of our money though!
We are moving at a pretty good pace though, we’ve made it to Fontana Dam, which is where we are waiting for the package. My parents even came out to visit from California so we’ve stayed with them the last two nights and they slack packed us yesterday, my Dad got to hike with us which was so awesome!
But let’s rewind a bit!
The hike down into the NOC in the POURING, dumping rain was probably the hardest day so far we did 16.5 miles and the trail was so slippery from the rain, Lil Santa and I both fell down
But then we took a zero the next day we’re calling it a beer-o though because we chose to drink beer and sit by the river instead of hike. It was probably one of my favorite days so far! We were so tired, and the beer was cold and the weather was beautiful and the river was flowing.
Hiking out of the NOC was about as hard as I was expecting! It was uphill and my buns were burning, but luckily we hiked up on a beautiful day and the view from Chetoah Bald was absolutely amazing.
The best thing about the hike right now is the wild flowers! They are everywhere and kind of make me feel like I’m a fairy queen for real. It’s amazing!
Plus getting to hike with my dad and Lil Santa on this beautiful spring day was the best!
So hopefully the package will come today and we can get going in the Smokies! But it doesn’t matter, I’m not in a rush and there’s snow in the forecast… Burr.
I just hope the snow doesn’t kill all my beloved wildflowers!
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