The last few days have been really cold and wet. It rained hard for about 2 days straight. Luckily the weather cooperated yesterday as we went through grayson highlands state park. Surprisingly the wild ponies didn't harass us much (they're notorious for stealing food).
When we climbed up onto the ridge the park is on it was like someone flipped a switch from summer to fall. With the elevation gain We had night time temperatures in the mid 30's and the leaves are starting to change color. I'm going to have to pick up some warmer clothes because we pretty much keep gaining elevation from here on out. It's looking like we should hit the fall colors with perfect timing in the smokies.
My shoes also crapped out about 25 miles from town yesterday. It took a lot of duct tape to get them to Damascus.
Off into Tennessee tomorrow. Damascus is only about 3 miles from the state line. And with only 460 trail miles left its truly starting to feel like I'm getting into the home stretch.