August 2, 2013... on to the hike

Suzanne and I get up early Friday morning so she can shuttle me to the beginning of my solo day hike.  I'm not exactly sure what everyone else has planned for the day, but my goal is clear...finish up the remaining 15.8 miles from Stocoah Gap to Fontana Dam. The weather is misty but cool as I begin my hike out of Stecoah Gap around 8:00am.  I'm not weighed down too bad this time... only carrying my hydration pack and a couple of water bottles which hopefully means that I will make it to Fontana Dam before dark. The mountains never cease to amaze me with their beauty and this morning's hike was no exception.