Got back on the trail today and was feeling a little discouraged. I didn’t see any hikers until Silers Bald, where I ran into the wolfpack. They were mostly moving on to Double Spring Gap. I stayed there that night and got there super early, 3:30. I was tempted to move on, but the next shelter was 7 miles away and since you can’t stealth in the Smokies, I stayed put. Had a great night in camp, singing songs with Atlas, who has a guitar and ukulele! We had a good fire to keep warm and the wind blew all night long! At some points, it blew underneath my tent and lifted it while I was in it! A long night for sure. Below, left to right – Rocket, Cheeks, Spam, and Atlas.