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.)

Still hot in the summer, even at 5000 feet

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.

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



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


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

Golden Rod on the AT



Little Fork near Hazel Creek confluence


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

Catalooche seen from Sterling



Heading out Big Creek after an all morning rain hike



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


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



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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