If you look close there is a tarp hanging in front of the shelter, I think it’s to trap heat at night to keep everyone warmer…most shelters in the Smokies seem to have them.
Salty Pants doing the water filtering ritual.
On top of Clingmans Dome, the highest point on the AT (6667′). Got to love the funky 1960’s ramp and observation tower.
View from the top
We were like celebrities…this family from Mass. wanted a picture with us.
Definitely a long day at 20 miles with a fair amount of elevation change. Took 12 hours from shelter to shelter with all our stops.