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This trip was weekend before last (5-3-2013 and 5-4-2013).
Saturday was one of my longer days for a single day backpack as I figured it at 25.5 miles.
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Brief report, sentence fragments, for me a blog
Bald River Gorge, TN 6PM start, upper falls high water, really loud
Beautiful trail, dogwood blooms
Red flower, not sure
1 hour hike, 2.9 miles, Big Pine Camp, Tipi was here two weeks before
Hung food, creature of habit
Tarp looks pointy, pine needles soft
Inside tarp tent, backpack cocoon
Rare for me, one beer in river
dry night, no rain yet! Next morning encouraged to go on, wishful thinking
Cascades heavy flow, loud….
After road walk first big ford, start the Brookshire
Second Big Ford, used log, my pack is light
Third big ford, boots come off, wasted effort in the end
Spring energy, lovely trail
Land of trillium, many kinds, good timing
Survived controlled burn, stark contrast, rain made more beautiful
State line ridge, two tone tree from prevalent wind
On the way
Wet and pretty
Clouds break, fleeting moment
Blurry photo, pink lady slipper, worth showing
Wet dirty, coagulation
Kirkland Creek let’s go, rain is harder
Lost count of fords, this was scary strong
Last big ford, boots wet, slog on don’t stop
Kayakers went off the half way point of big falls, much risk, they lived
Hike on Friends!