He finally got service. I was relieved to hear from him. I know he won’t always have service but w/the bad weather in the southern states I was curious as to where he was. Thought maybe his cell phone got drenched and so he couldn't’t call. That was not the case. Just no service the past 2 days.
Today he said already by noon that his rain fly came off the pack. He did not know it had come off. He found out when he stopped to rest in a shelter. Good thing he had his sleeping bag in a dry bag within his pack. His long johns, shirt and a pair of socks were also dry. He said another tough weather day. He is at 397 miles to date and stying at the Mountaineer Shelter. Sleeps 14.