Macon and her mother have text messaged some since Monica left the trail. She found an outfitter store near Hog Pen gap, where she bought a hiking stick and a backpack cover, and spent the first night alone in the campground there waiting out a thunderstorm along with an outdoor club from University of Maryland. She has hiked with an older couple, a Boy Scout troop from Birmingham, and a bachelor party from Atlanta, all in the rain during the past few days.
Missy is taking Macon's laptop so she can write a post herself if she is up for it, or Missy can ghost write the piece. Either way more info will be posted sometime Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned!
Missy and Macon have connected. There was a pretty large group that was with Macon but they are probably stopping before Hiawasee so Macon is the only one "slack packing." Missy gave Macon some dry clothes and a day pack with a sandwich, grapes, apples, and some water to get her the next pick up.