April 23: Still raining, but tomorrow we blaze back into the smokies. Ben Gray has his kit set and is going to hike the last 35 miles out of the park with us. He insists that his 45 degree bag will be plenty warm at 5000 feet. Who are we to disagree. He will freeze his balls off, but we all have to learn our own lessons on the trail. A little light rain tomorrow will not deter us from pulling some miles. I promise to supply y’all with a picture of his high water mark of high altitude coldness as soon as it is available. Until then, happy trails.