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I've been seriously slack in posting my trip reports here on Trailspace because I stopped in May of 2016 and feel the need to catch up. The next trip therefore in the Trip Archive needs to be a 24 days backpack into my old Pisgah stomping grounds---in the Wilson Creek backcountry of Upper Creek and Raider Camp and Harper/North Harper and Lost Cove Creek.
All trip pics can be found here---
Trail Journal of the trip here---
Here are some highlighted pics of the "vintage" trip---
All trips start with a drive and a gear layout and so I leave East TN and arrive in Black Mt NC at Amy's house where I'll leave my car for 24 days and she will shuttle me to the Upper Creek trailhead. Around me are my Accoutrements of Idiocy---the crap I will need for the duration.
We arrive at the Upper Creek trailhead in Pisgah NF and start up Trail 268A---a 2 mile trek along Upper Creek. Amy decides to join me for a night but she's no stranger to backpacking as she thruhiked the AT in 2006 and the BMT in 2015.
I return to my Upper Creek camp from Day 1 and prepare to meet all my friends for our 32nd year reunion---as we all first started backpacking into Pisgah in 1984. Amy is the first to arrive in the rain and set up her camp.
Next to our Burnthouse Campsite is this Upper Creek swimhole as Amy and Johnny catch up---the Pisgah Crew is back together! We built several sweat lodges here over the years and fired up the hot rocks and then jumped into this big pool.