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Here are some snippets from the last six outings. I go out nearly every weekend so sometimes this a bit like blogging your exercise routine (and the frequency of short trips makes me not inclined to write detailed reports) , but I still enjoy sharing and discussing the activity and experiences. :)
May 05-07, GSMNP Twenty Mile- Gregory Loop
May 12-13 Baxter Creek, MT Sterling
They installed solar panels on top MT Sterling to power the park radio transmitter. It's definitely more "green" than the old power line that ran up there but something is making a high pitched whine that IMO has ruined the tranquility of the camp site. Dang it.
May 19-22 Welch Ridge Area
And a favorite Double Spring camp site in a balsam grove (smells fantastic).
May 26-28 Shining Rock NC
I had done all the west side trail and crest but decided to do all the East side trails in two days if possible. The best route I could come up with was almost a concentric circle but was really an outer loop and inner loop that turned out to be 46 miles in two days! fun but hard....
June 2-4 GSMNP East loop
June 9-11 Slickrock NC
if interested you're welcome to browse my full years trip photos here (but no reports there either, only photos)