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With the beautiful weather that we've been enjoying and a free weekend coming up, I decided that it would be a good idea to make a break for the hills. After a few texts back and forth with my friend Jeremiah, it was decided that we should hike South Fork Citico Creek. There was a bear hunt going on in our area and the Citico Wilderness happens to be in a bear reserve. I have a rather large solid black German Shepherd Dog and it seemed prudent to avoid hunters who were after black bear and hogs.
Friday evening I met Jeremiah, his wife Sarah, and their 1yr old Titus (the new guy). After parking my vehicle at the Wardens Field campsite amongst many RVs we loaded up in Jeremiah's Jeep and headed up the Cherohala Skyway to Rattlesnake Rock.
We hiked down the Jeffery Hell trail to its junction with South Fork Citico trail and camped at a nice little spot about a tenth of a mile up the trail. We built up a nice fire for cooking and entertainment. After lounging around in our hammocks for a good while, it was time to retire for the evening.
After a good nights sleep beside the barely flowing sounds of the creek we finished out the lower end of the S. Fork trail. During the night we got a good soaking rain. No complaints there because we desperately needed it. I did, however, find that my old North Face tent is in need of seam sealing again. (Or better yet, replacement!)
This was a great trip with some good friends and perfect weather. As a bonus, Jeremiah and Sarah got to introduce little Titus to what will hopefully be a lifetime of outdoor adventures.