18 degree polar vortex!

13 March 2014 – Wow. Spent last night at Muskrat Creek in the tent. I knew it was going to be cold but the sleet, snow, and 50 mph winds were an added bonus. My sleeping bag is rated to 15 degrees – that is a survival temperature, not a comfort temperature. I wore EVERY piece of clothing to bed and made it through the night. Expecting the same cold temps tonight without the precipitation and wind. Hotel and warm bed tomorrow if I can hustle the next 12 miles; something to shoot for.

Current Location: Betty Creek Gap, NC
Miles Hiked: 97.6
Miles Remaining: 2087.7

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3 Responses to 18 degree polar vortex!

  1. rominggypsy says:

    Wow and you with no fat! I’m glad u survived!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Holy cow, that does not sound like fun. Glad you made it through the night though.


  3. Birgit says:

    Oh good, that sounds aweful!!! Bundled up on the couch in a warm blanket and still shivering just thinking about it! Stay as warm as you can!!!


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