Coy Boy BIP
- Had a great hike. In the news...I am the new monitor for the Dunham
Alcatraz Trail Shoes (temporaryly for now). I will try to edit the
IRs already posted tomorrow.
- I'm back, cut the trip short due to lots of rain (I'm a whimp) but it
is no fun driving with all the yankees in pouring down rain. BTW
Vermont is beautiful. Would love to hike up that way sometime.
- I'm back from a great 3 day 2 night hike. I see TV and Leesa have some edits for me. I do
have a minor problem. the wife killed the puter while I was gone. So I have lost all my pics
for the water filter report (I can get the sock pics from the test folder) and all my noted for
some other test. Oh well, no biggie. Teach me not to back up and to use a PC instead of my
Mac. I'll check for other reports I need to edit but we are leaving shortly and will be gone
most of today and all day tomorrow (ne nephew born friday in Ga to go see. I'll get my BGT
stuff done asap.
- Hello All,
I made it home safe and sound about 2 hours ago and have now had a
nice hot bath...the trip was fantastic but the mountains were taller
than I remembered. I almost bailed on the third day when we hit the
last road crossing but after spending the night decided my knees could
stand 6 more miles of hiking. Hammocks can be very therapedic.
I will be slowly catchig back up on BGT stuff (seeing if there are
reports to edit etc)
- I made it home a day earlier than planed. 1 down 1 to go...actuall I
alredy miss him (I was oop helping my son move away from home)
- I'm back from a nice trip. will need to do some serious gear cleaning
ASAP among other things so will get caught up here as time allows.
- actually got home late last night. Anyways had a great couple of
days hiking with Andrew B (if you count getting hit with 30 mph wind
blast at 18 F with beady snow that felt like ice pellets great). We
hiked about 5 miles the first day in a light rain and nearly all
uphill. Spent the night listing to rain on the shelter which was
nice. I heard a bear trying to break into the shelter at midnight
(well it was really Andrew trying to open the door without his
headlight on). Anyways the next morning we left the shelter at 35
and a light snow falling. It continued to snow off and on and get
colder. At 1 PM I reached Clingmans Dome (Andrew beat me there by at
least 30 min) where it was 25 F and strong winds. We ate a quick
snack and discussed the weather. We mutually agreed that continuing
on might not be the smartest idea. Our plan wes to hike another 6
miles to the 2nd shelter on down (actually up and down several time)
the trail. I had already slid down several times on icy rocks and
the mudholes were quickly turning to ice as well as our drinking
water. We made it back to his jeep in 3.5 hours. By then it was
down to 18 F and snow was starting to stick to the roads in some
places. We noticed some (not a lot) of black ice on the walk back
down the road. We made it back to my car at 6 PM just as it was
getting dark. It was covered in snow and ice. Hard to get the door
open. Oh well thats about it. I'll post this on the yahoo
backpackingtalk so dont comment here please.
- got in this afternoon at 4:20 PM. 3 days of hiking in absolutly
perfect weather. Unfortunately, my hiking partners were not...actually
they were great too. Only real problem was Chuck. He's too skinny and
therefore makes those big hills look way too easy. Anyways, just now
sittin down to simi catch up.