Killer hike... You were cruzzen right long.
Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
Translated by George Fyler Townsend. Aesop's Fables (p. 18). Amazon Digital Services, Inc..
Thanks for the trip report. I'm going to yo-yo from Laurel Valley to Bad Creek and back to Laurel Valley next week. I was worried there would be more blow downs due to the storms we've had. I felt your pain on Heartbreak Ridge. That little ridge has broken my heart a few times and I'm quite sure it will again next week. Not doing the high mileage you did though. I'm doing a 14, 17, 17, 14 route. Mmmmm, I ain't young like you, I'm old and wore out, Mmmmm. Plus I like to lollygag in camp a little. But like they say, hike your own hike. Glad you had a good trip.
Thanks for the report and video. Sorry you missed Hillard Falls. We cooled off there last summer and enjoyed our stop.
BTW, there are over 130 steps going down from Upper Whitewater Falls, which you mentioned early on. We counted.
wooden steps below Upper Whitewater Falls.
Also, we stopped and got in almost every river, due to the heat. The lake came all the way to Canebrake for us.
YES on the "stairmaster" routine!!! Man oh man. I know what you mean about just about crying on Heartbreak Ridge! Your pace was incredible.
Nice you got to give those other hikers a ride just when they needed it.
"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." --Harriet Woods
Great video! I really enjoyed watching it.
This is the part of the FHT that I'm still missing. I've made it in to the top of Laurel Fork Falls several times but never on over to Upper Whitewater Falls. I plan to fix that in May.
Thanks for taking us along.
Now, to get technical... what camera do you use and what are you using to hold it so steady while you walk?
He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.
I would love to see the lake level up again, but ll of the maintenance Devil's Fork State Park had been doing, plus already low water levels from last year is going to take a while. As an avid Scuba diver at Jocassee, I am kind of enjoying the ability to get a bit deeper without going deeper.
I am using my new Fujifilm Finepix XP50, in blue, set on 720 for video and a stick pic to mount the camera on the end of my hiking pole (Black Diamond Distance Poles). It takes some getting used to and some forearm strength, but after the first few videos, it gets much easier.
Woohoo! Gotta love those Carolina woods. That's great you started using "Hydropel," it's great stuff. I use Bonnie's balm for my feet while I'm out on the trail. I am a total foot cleaning nerd when I'm in the woods. Thanks for the vid and glad you made it home safe.
Are you going to be at the Linville gorge or Trail days next month?
Glad you listened to your intuition and your safe.
I may be at the Gorge for an overnight, but I'll be in the Smokies the following weekend. Never been to trail days, nor do I know anything but of the name.