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Adriana "Dancing Queen" Graf
City: Austin
State: Texas
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 8, 2019
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Start: Carver's Gap
End: Iron Mountain Gap
Daily Distance: 15.4
Trip Distance: 636.8
Hours Hiked: 8
Min Elevation: 3723
Max Elevation: 5512
Breaks: 2
People Met: 9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 53
Journal Visits: 2,502
Guestbook Views: 91
Guestbook Entrys: 22

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Knewt so cute

Everyone know it's windy

We knew today's challenge was gonna be the weather and it definitely was. As we started a steady ascent for two miles the wind was howling and it did so for a large part of the hike. It was not cold at that time and kinda cool being out there. As we hiked we passed hikers who said the weather was predicted to get worse with potential hail so we were considering getting trail at one of the two road crossings but luckily we did no end up having to do that. The climb was not as steep as yesterday and the few downs were fine but lots of mud and we got rained on pretty hard twice. The chills set in during the last mile of the hike when we were tired and ready to be done. Along the trail a little before a shelter there was a pretty impressive brick/stone fireplace that I'm guessing may have been part of a homestead.
No new aches and pains and I hiked the first nine miles without my left knee brace. Due to a cold front coming in tonight and how incredibly soaked we all were, we decided to stay in a hotel tonight. Actually the next two nights, as we were going to be staying at the same campsite for two nights. It was great to warm up and do laundry. We still ate trail food though.

We crossed 9 thru hikers and one thru pup sporting a funny hiking onesie. We stopped at a shelter a mile from the finish to warm up, readjust my pack and to eat something. It was highest elevation shelter, with an actual room and upstairs. There were about 5 men hunkering down there for the night.

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