Up the Winding Cliffside Road

…Through puddles and over stones; Nimblewill Gap. Deserted, mind you, but our lonesome Jeep. It’s cold and a light rain threatening us to wait a day.

No way José.

Approach Trail via Nimblewill Gap was a fabulous decision. Those 500-some-odd steps from Amicalola seem less than desirable. Hiking in the rain, also less than desirable. Most of the day was great, cloudy, skating on a little ice, but unreal and fantastic none-the-less. But it soon changed.

Should have stayed at Stover.

The rain got heavy and the wind got cold. Not to mention rain coats that don’t keep the rain out. What is up with that?! Parents and I fell a mile and a half short of Hawk Mt. Shelter. We set up cold, wet and wondering why the heck we thought we could make it.

Man, did that hotel bed sound good already.

Needless to say, the three of us stuffed in a two man tent was the way to go with no hotel bed in sight. Warm and comforting, knowing that I would have to leave them behind in the morning.

Rather, they would in fact be leaving me behind.

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