Pulled my first 20 mile day! This morning was pretty with all the ice on the branches. Eventually the snow and ice on the trail gave way to slush and mud then mud and dirt. In the afternoon it started raining shards of ice and then the sun came out. Hiked alone. Had a great day. Two 18s will get me to hot springs Sunday afternoon. this is my last night in the smokies. I’m one mile from the park boundary. Just got word that doc and spider kisser are gonna skip the second half of the smokies. Bummer. On the positive side, I think the original crew will be reunited in hot springs. That’d be cool. Low battery!