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Day 3 - Cooper Gap to Woods Gap

Yesterday was a struggle - over 12 miles. The first 6 were beautiful coming down off Springer. Nice easy decent through beautiful rhododendrons along a beautiful mountain creek. Then beside an incredible waterfall.

The next 6 - not so fun. Steep climbs over roots and rocks ( not my kind of R&R). I limped into camp with a buddy at 6:30. I left at 8:00 that morning.

Slept like a baby after a horrible night on Springer Mountain. 15 degrees in a howling wind.

Today was more mild but still tiring. Only 6 miles but it hit 70 degrees and we were exposed to the sun most of the day.

There has been a norovirus outbreak along the GA section of the trail. We came upon a poor hiker who had been sick and laid up in a shelter for two days. He was white

as a ghost and had to be carried out by rescue volunteers. If you've ever had NV you can understand why. Thank God for the rescuers and other volunteers along the trail.

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kennethwhite
Mar 25

Wow! An outbreak on the trail and 15 degree weather. Almost sounds like a novel. Stay safe and keep writing! These posts are awesome to read. Beautiful pictures too. Nice going.

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jj17318
Mar 24

Norovirus hits just about every year in the early part of the trail. 2018 I avoided the shelters till the Smokies. From an aussie vet enjoy the trail, it gets easier every day.


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kakestelle
Mar 23

Praying that you stay healthy!! God’s beauty and grace will keep you strong!! Much love!

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Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Mar 24
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Sean, the founder of Warrior Expeditions worked for Mint in Iraq. I just found that out today. He spoke VERY highly of Mint.

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Cristina Moore
Cristina Moore
Mar 23

Noravirus is no joke- cannot imagine suffering through that on the trail. Beautiful waterfall- I am sure it is one of many of God’s creations that will speak to you along this journey. We love and miss you!!!

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Donnie Mote
Donnie Mote
Mar 23

Rob,


”See to it that your relationship with HIM is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others”.

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Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Mar 24
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Thanks for Word!

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