Sunday morning comes early. We are up by 5:30am and drive towards Erwin, TN. We arrive at Uncle Johnny's Hostel a little before 7:00am. We actually following our shuttle driver, Sarge, to our hiking destination (Spivey Gap)...park our car there...jump in the car with Sarge...and head towards Devil Fork Gap. I had hoped to hit the trail at 8:00am and thanks to some nifty driving by Sarge we arrived right on time.
As we head out, the weather is a crisp 40 degrees with a forecast of sun and a high in the low 60's. Pretty good hiking weather. Definitely better than my previous visit to Devil Fork Gap.