I did a road trip through the Smokies, trying to hit up 6 state high points in 2.5 days. Unfortunately I wasn’t prepared for the weather at elevation, and we just didn’t have the proper gear to do the 8 mile hike to reach the summit. The warmest thing we had were hoodies, and it was 30-some degrees with snow. We were both wearing minimalist shoes too which, while we had worn them for the 8 mile hike to summit Handey Peak in South Dakota no problem, would not work for snowy, wet trails.
Next time I’ll plan better!about 1 year ago