Holed up at Fontana Dam

80 to 90 mph Winds in the Smokies

I’m sitting in Fontana Village on a gorgeous day.   Of course I am wishing I was out on the trail.   The voice of reason has somehow kicked in due to extremely high winds in the Smokies.   It looks like there will be an over 50 person bubble trying to leave tomorrow morning.   Shouldn’t take them long to be ahead of me.

Incentive to keep me hiking

I have decided to ask anyone who is following me to consider pledging any amount per mile they would like.  All money raised will go to a solar system for our Church in Longville MN.

I will be giving a small gift from the trail to each person who pledges any amount.  Also to the person who pledges the most will receive a heart rock that I carried on my trek.

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Here is a link to the pledge site.


I don’t know what the over under bet is in Vegas right now but I will say if you pledge a dollar per mile you will already have $200 invested, so all I can say is be careful.   These 78 year old legs just may see Katadyn yet.

Thanks for all the encouragement I have received.

Love from the trail.3 Holed up at Fontana Dam

May your legs be strong

May your pack feel light

May the trail and people you met bring joy to your heart


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