Patmans Blog- 4 trips S. Apps Backpacking

5:49 p.m. on September 25, 2015 (EDT)
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Greetings fellow outdoor enthusiasts, hobbyists, nerds and gluttons!

For those interested in such things here are a few trips to share a bit of.

These are the last five backpacking trips since my last report and I'm picking 2 photos from each trip for brevity.

 

August 21-22 GSMNP exercise loop Lead Cove via Rocky Top, Derrick Knob Finely Cane. This was to be my last warm-up hike before Glacier NP. (Sadly that trip didn't happen due to wildfire smoke.)



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Still hot in the summer, even at 5000 feet



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Clouds moving over the Appalachian Trail as seen from Thunderhead mountain.

 

August 26th-30th Snow Birds and Citico diversion hike

Crushed from Glacier Cancelation Disappointment, I sulked off to the 'birds for an arduous but rewarding route.


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The often photographed Snowbird Jalopy; you are required to show this picture upon the first hike of Snowbird Creek Trail

 

 


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The nearly as often photographed Tipi Walter; seen here enjoying a sunset on Hangover Mtn

 

Sept 4-6 Smokies Loop (AT, Welch, Jenkins)


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Golden Rod on the AT

 

 


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Little Fork near Hazel Creek confluence

 

Sept 11-12 Smokies Loop Sterling and Big Creek / exercise trip


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Catalooche seen from Sterling

 

 


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Heading out Big Creek after an all morning rain hike

 

 

Sept. 18-20 Smokies shuttle hike: Maddron to Porters (via manway)

 


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Susan and Kevin, great fun to share a camp with and really good folks

 

 


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North Carolina Mountains from Bradley's View

Happy hiking everyone!

If all goes to plan my next report will be dedicated to the Maroon Bells and Snowmass! Woo-hoo!

6:02 p.m. on September 26, 2015 (EDT)
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Great group of trips and photos. I was sorry to hear about Glacier, but you took it well and sounds like the next one will be awesome.

6:47 p.m. on September 26, 2015 (EDT)
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So great Pat! You're so sweaty I thought it was raining in the photo...I really must hike up your way sometime :-)

3:07 p.m. on October 2, 2015 (EDT)
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Great pictures, Patman. I always enjoy seeing what you captured in pictures. Also, nice shot of Tipi. I also really like the one of Catalooche.

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