Just heard from Zak - he's staying in Hiawassee tonight.
He's having a great time, and really enjoying the trail. He did Springer to Fontana in 10 days last summer, and decided to take a lot of peoples advise this time and take it slow and enjoy the journey. The weather has been terrible, and he is staying smart (my opinion, since I'm his Mom!). Stayed at Low Gap 2 days due to rain and snow. Did a night hike after the weather cleared and is now in Hiawassee.
Staying warm and dry in his hammock! The library is closed today, so he can't update his TJ yet.