Another beautiful day today! Warm and mostly sunny (I'm dreading the first day of rain!) The group from the cheese factory last night hiked about 10 miles to Deep Gap Shelter where we are staying tonight. The 7 of us leapfrogged eachother throughout the day and we all made it here by 2:00. A fairly short day with a big 1000-foot climb near the end. The trail started with a short climb up Tray Mountain and the view was spectacular! One of the best yet. We covered some short ups and downs until the final climb and descent to the shelter. Several more people have shown up so the area is littered with tents and food bags. We're all planning to head into Hiawassee tomorrow morning. The group I've been camping with is planning to get up early and leave camp before dawn so we can catch a shuttle into town that leaves at 8:45. Looking forward to a shower tomorrow and good food! On another note, I'm almost out of Georgia! The GA-NC border is coming up in the next few days so that should be exciting...moving right along!