Day 4 and 5 (4/14/19, 4/15/19) R
Miles – 0
Total miles – 40.1
The wind started before we went to bed and it went on all night. As the sun came up, so came the rain. It was a hard rain. It continued all morning and finally started to break up mid afternoon. There was a tornado warning nine miles away in Blairsville, which is where Gutsy took us for dinner last night. Flood warnings were all around us. Thunder and lightening storms passed by all day. We are very relieved to not have been hiking in such extreme weather conditions. As the sun set everything was breaking up and blue sky could be seen. Tomorrow it is supposed it be clear, cold, and windy. We will be hiking out.
Whisper is still having coughing fits and Mama Raven is still sick. She has no strength, congested, coughing, and very tired. We have decided to stay one more day. Hiking out would be very hard on her on such a windy and cold day. It is in the mid 30’s outside with very strong winds. Mama Raven settled down in the cabin for the day. Bling and Whisper walked up to the outfitter up at the gap. We needed AAA batteries, and something different to eat. For the most part, we had a quite day in the cabin. Mama Raven slept a lot. We watched the heartbreaking news of Notre Dame Cathedral. Sometime in the afternoon, the wind let up and the air warmed up into the low 40’s. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer with light wind. Another storm is coming in Thursday night and Friday. Welcome to the East coast!