4/1 Day 15

We hiked 13.5 miles today to end at Double Spring Gap Shelter. This shelter would put us at the base of Clingman’s Dome so we could get up early and hike it the next morning. We got up late this morning to let our tent dry out from the rain we had the night before and so we could make breakfast to lighten our packs. We summitted Rocky Top in the morning and saw views of Cade’s Cove and the Smokies. Our next summit was Thunderhead where we would cross under the 2,000 mile mark.

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