25 March 2010
by, 03-25-2010 at 07:31 PM (379 Views)
25 March 2010, Unicoi Gap
Had to come into Hiawassee to take care of a few lose ends. One of which was issues going on with the WhiteBlaze server. WhiteBlaze is an Appalachian Trail web site that is owned by me. It seems as though mysteriously that the server started to get hacked as soon as I left Maine to head south for my thru hike. I have someone looking into this in depth for me.
I am sharing a room with Gipc Girl tonight. She is an older woman from Australia. It is common practices for hikers to share a room to save cost, it does not matter if is we the opposite sex because we all respect each otherís privacy.
She is over here on a six month passport. I was originally coming to town alone but while waiting for the shuttle to pick me up she came down off the mountain and said she had hurt her ankle on the decent.
Our first order of business when we arrived was to shower and get something to eat. We ate at the Corner Cafe and had breakfast, which was fantastic. Next we went to the supermarket to get five more days of food supplies. Then we proceeded to get our laundry dome.
Gipsc Girl picked up an ankle wrap at Rite Aid today and started soaking her ankle in ice. Her ankle was really swollen and it turned black and blue. We tried to talk her into going to the clinic but she would not go. She keeps insisting she is going to hike out of town with us tomorrow. By the looks of her ankle, I have my doubts. We will keep an eye on her though.
Our plan is to hike out of town tomorrow morning and get on the trail and get halfway between Unicoi Gap and Dick's Creek. Then come back into town again on Saturday for the night then out Sunday towards Franklin.