Thursday, March 5, 2009
UPDATED - We were part of an early group getting into Neels Gap and while they were very prepared with merchandise, their grocery items were pretty slim, and expensive. After walking in the snow and ice for a few days, everyone that did not have trekking poles purchased them at Neels Gap. I met Pirate, a legend on the trail, for the first time here and would see him another five or six times in towns further north. I also meet Jonathan and Maggie, two people I would hike with later on in my journey.