Saturday, April 18, 2009
April 13 -Valley on the way to Jenkins Shelter
Day 13 Journal Entry: It poured rain in the early morning at the Chestnut Knob Shelter, but the rain had stopped by the time I left at 10:30 am. It then dripped and drizzled most of the day. On the ridges it was windy, but not to bad. When I got to the Jenkins Shelter I had descended 2,000 ft. so the temperature was up to 50 deg. and the wind was calm. I set up my tent up about 300 yards past the shelter near a stream. There were three thru-hikers that stayed at the shelter that started at Springer Mt. around Mar. 1. They were routinely doing 18-20 miles per day. I admire them for all the cold weather they went thru. I hiked 10.0 mi. today will go over 100 mi. for the trip tomorrow.