Yes you’re looking at a tree covered in shoes and boots. The tree is in front of Mountain Crossings at Neels Gap.
Neels Gap is significant because 20% of people that attempt a thru hike bail at Neels Gap about 32 miles in. I’m happy to report that tonight I am tenting beyond Neels Gap just outside of Whitley Shelter. Yeah!
I was cold the first couple of nights so at Mountain Crossings I bought a warmer sleeping bag. Extravagant, yes. Necessary? If comfort and happiness are important factors, definitely yes! After our big day yesterday a much shorter (easy is soooo relative) day today. Sent from my iPhone