It rained pretty hard last night. There are two queen beds in the loft, a day bed downstairs, and a sofa bed. I think the owner said there was a trundle bed underneath the daybed. I am upstairs, so I could hear the rain pitter-pattering on the roof last night. As I snuggled under the covers and under my Enlightened Equipment down quilt, I was grateful I was warm and dry!
One of the girls (Soup Spot) decided to stay another night. She started at Amicalola on that day that I stayed at the lodge to avoid the 20 degree night. She said she was shivering really badly that night and knows her equipment can’t handle those temps. Mousy, Bear Box and French Toast (The hiker formerly known as Hannah) left at around 9:00 a.m. this morning. I hugged them all goodbye and told them to be safe. I also gave them the warning signs for hypothermia and told them what to do if they think they are experiencing it. There won’t be any roads that they can be picked up on for about 12 miles if they want to get off the trail. Bear Box is a slow hiker due to a knee injury, too. I think they are planning to do about 6-8 miles today.
Bear Box has money constraints, French Toast has time constraints, and I’m not sure why Mousy decided to go today. I will be praying for them. I hope you will, too. It’s not a good day to be out hiking! I think after the snow, there will be some rain today as well.
Hannah was the only person who ordered French Toast at breakfast the other day, so I suggested that for a trail name. She liked it and took it! I thought you all also might like to know that Soup Spot was able to successfully get the soup out of the couch. 😊
Here are some more pics of our cute little cabin. This one is much nicer than the Blood Mt. Cabins.
Soup Spot and I are just hanging today. The owner is going to pick up our laundry and wash it for us. Otherwise, we are just hunkering down for today. Some of the girls ordered food from a place that delivers. We might do that again later. I’ve already been eating too much junk, and my face is puffy from the change in my diet I I eating so many grains (and gluten, I suspect.)
It’s difficult not to get fidgety taking two zeroes in a row, and so early in the game, too. I think it was a wise move…not only because of the weather, but to let my knee rest and heal.
In case you can’t tell from the pics, it’s COLD out thar! The high is only going to get to about 35, with a low tonight of 24 degrees. There is also a wind warning with wind gusts of 30-45 mph!
Until next time….