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  • Bryce Nerland
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    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 2, 2006
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      >From: "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...>
      >Reply-To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      >To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: mini trip report on Ga AT
      >Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 10:33:00 -0000
      >Coy did great... hiking in the mountains are always a shock when you
      >haven't been in those types of elevation changes for a while. I
      >forgot to tell Coy that the AT in Georgia gets tougher the farther
      >north you go, but the good news is that he has already hiked the
      >hardest part since we started at the north end and hiked south. For
      >those of you familar with the Georgia section of the AT, we camped
      >the first night just north of Tray Mountain Shelter at Steel Trap Gap
      >and got our water from a spring off of a marked side trail at the
      >gap. The second night we camped just south of Blue Mountain Shelter
      >at Henson Gap and got our water from a marked side trail a few tenths
      >of a mile south of there along the trail. The third night we cooked
      >dinner at the water source at Hog Pen Gap and then carried water for
      >the night and next day up to our camp site on Wildcat Mountain. We
      >didn't have very good visibilty for any of the trip but I was able to
      >show Cody and Coy one of my favorite views from Wildcat Mountain and
      >you were able to make out the alignment of Cowrock Mountain, Leveland
      >Mountain, Blood Mountain and Slaughter Mountain in the haze. The
      >next day we got to hike over Cowrock Mountain and Leveland Mountain
      >before ending our trip at the foot of Blood Mountain.
      >There was plenty of water flowing and the vegation is phenomenol with
      >lots of poison ivy and poison oak about. I don't think the three of
      >us are sensitive to it, but if you are make some plans on how you
      >want to deal with it if you get out on the AT in north Georgia this
      >time of year because it will be difficult to be out there without
      >brushing up against some of it along the sides of the trail. You
      >need to be mindful of it when you select sites that are in the brush
      >and even look for it growing up trees you may have eyed for your
      >--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Coy" <starnescr@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dave, Cody and I had a nice 4 day hike this week. We started at
      > > Gap at 11 AM on Monday. We ended up at Neels Gap this morning at 12
      > > PM. We made about 8 miles the first day. around 11 the next 2 and
      > > today. Of cours Dave and Cody spent a lot of time waiting on me. We
      > > had a little rain the first day, and thunder storms the last 2
      > > But everyone stayed dry despite some pretty windy conditions.
      > > in the trees helped. It was nice hiking weather but when it is 86
      > > degrees headed up Rocky Top there is no such thing as sweating. It
      > > moves into a new realm called dripping. To top it off a sweat bee
      > > me while resting in my hammock at the top. In fact the 3 mountans
      > > climbed the second day bout zapped me. We hiked the 11 miles the
      > > third day on realitivly flat gound failrly fast (for me but still
      > > rest breaks etc) and cody was attacked but a crazy squirel. I must
      > > have been startled cause it jumped at his leg, bounced off and ran
      > > between he and Dave off into the underbrush. As usual, I was to far
      > > back to see the show but heard the yelling. I felt really low as we
      > > ended at Hogpen Gap. If the car were parked there I doubt I could
      > > have been convinced to continue on. But a quick climb up on Wildcat
      > > Mt. and a good rest (we got there early enough to sit around awhile)
      > > made a differance in my outlook. Then a night in the hammock sealed
      > > the deal. I knew I could make the last 6 miles today. But back on
      > > Wildcat Mt. Dave had mentioned clouds shooting the gap (Testnatee
      > > and sure nuff about an hour before sundown they put on a show. Of
      > > course the clouds were also the prerunner of a pretty good
      > > thunderstorm. The whole hike was great but the night on Wildcat
      > > mountain was the best. As always, it was great to hike with Dave.
      > > Just don't listen to him whe he say that was the last big climb....
      > >
      > > Coy Boy
      > >

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