21 Days to Yellow Creek Mountain

11:37 a.m. on July 19, 2014 (EDT)
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Before I post my Pisgah trip report, I need to add a previous trip done in May 2014 on the new BMT addition across the Yellow Creek Mountains in NC, and merging onto the Appalachian Trail near Fontana.

For a full trip report and other reports, see

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=461309

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpack-2014-Trips-152/21-Days-Yellow-Mt/

http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?104411-21-Days-to-Yellow-Creek-Mountain

These three links will have more pics and text.

11:45 a.m. on July 19, 2014 (EDT)
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Here are some highlighted pics of the trip---


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As I do the Deep Creek/Haoe Lead loop in Slickrock wilderness I run into some friends from the Knoxville Sierra Club---Mac, Will Skelton, Duane and Chuck.


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Slickrock Creek trail takes me out of the wilderness and to the trailhead of Yellow Creek Mt, now the new BMT reroute.  I pass by Tapoco Lodge on the Cheoah River.


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Sgt Rock made a series of maps for the new reroute and here is my copy during the trip.


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The new BMT reroute jcts the AT and once on the "grand" trail I start running into thruhikers.  Here is Jeremy and his dog.


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After my Yellow Mt adventure I return to Slickrock Creek and run into Chantelle doing a backpacking trip up the Nutbuster trail to Hangover Mt.


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Eventually I pull the Nutbuster trail myself and while on Bob Mt run into these 3 BMT dayhikers Mother Teresa, Momma Goose and Jet Lag.


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My trip ends on Bob Mt where I find a girl using this old vintage pack by Wilderness Experience.

9:24 a.m. on July 20, 2014 (EDT)
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great pics! looks like good fun

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