Nice hike up and over and onward.
Yeah, Sassafras came about 3/4 of the way through our day and required a pretty good tug to get up. I LOVED the red columbine blooming everywhere and the dripping, mossy springs.
Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Hiked from Springer Mountain to Dick Creek's Gap over four days with my father.
A cold day to be out there, but a good day out on the trail.
Cold fall hike durin thanksgiving
The names of the mountains are bringing my AT hike back to the forefront of my consciousness.
I seem to remember reaching it after a bit of an uphill slog. Won't ever carry a 50 pound pack for non-technical routes again!
Met a group of Army Rangers while I was going up, or rather, while I was leaning against a rock munching a granola bar and they were humping 16s and a SAW. "He's got the right idea" is what one said.