There was even a couple that braved the winds to camp on the peak.
Then we descended a couple thousand feet through forest of several varieties.
Ultimately we hit Sam's Gap, which bisects I 26. I saw a cab. I can't say I was not tempted to haiil it and head to Asheville, given my exhaustion and the change in weather for the worse.
Now it is raining lightly but we have a nice fire.
Tomorrow we do a 14.7 miler. I am nervous but have been assured it is not too hard. Yeh right. The remaining 2.5 miles to tonight's area was very tough. Of course, it was up hill for ~1000 feet.
On balance, has been great. As we stand here this minute, I'd like to be home. Miss my family. Oh well. Tuesday it is.