Our favorite AT hiker wandered 5 miles off the trail to come and visit us. Bethany, 2013 crew member, stopped by to ring the dinner bell. She then decided today was a great day to take a "0" day, which means she is not going to hike today. Not a bad idea considering our current weather conditions. We received 1.58" of rain over night and it is still coming down. The high yesterday was 46º with a low of 38º. It has been incredibly windy up top. As for the ice and snow, it is gone. You will not need any type of traction device to come up the trails. You will, however, need a raincoat and pants. It is going to be a wet day on the trail.
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