The biggest struggle we had through the journey was the weather - below freezing every night, raining and cloudy most of the days. Shelters were packed, everything was wet, I would have given anything to be warm and dry.
Hardship aside, we pushed on and averaged 15 miles a day through the park! (recommended is 10-15, so we went over this by a bit). The views we did find were absolutely stunning.
Day 1 - from Shuckstack Mountain, in the rain
Day 2 - everything was frozen
Day 3 - Summit Clingman's and Collin's!
The resupply completely filled my (empty) pack -
Day 4 - Rain rain, go away!
I'm calling it the Appalachian River. This is no trail.
We did get some good views from Charlies Bunion
Day 5 - And we're out!
The view from Mount Cammer Lookout