Today was hard. I am not really sure why either, although we did have a lot of ups and downs. The view from Rockytop was spectacular. The Smokies are truly magical. I got a shelter spot tonight and also got to dry out my tent from last night as well – weighs about 2lbs. less! Tomorrow we are planning on crossing Clingman’s Dome – the highest point on the A.T. This ends the 3rd week and I am still loving it.