Nice photographs. I love the close ups of moss and rocks and snow and icicles. Beautiful compositions, too. Looks like a lot of fun.
Curious to see what backpack you're carrying. I see a Kelty, is the other grey pack a GoLite?
Anyways, with photos like those, you should definitely start your own photography biz!
yes the Gray bag leaning up against the tree was my golite jam2 my pack weight for this trip started off at 26lb with food and water for five days. The bag did well but that is at its upper limit weight wise. We originally packed to do a 4 1/2 day trip and then put in double the miles each day.
Isn't that weird? Guess the air higher up is cold enough to form snowflakes but layer of warm air below is not thick enough to melt them before they hit the ground....also it was 50deg and starting to snow!...
Nice Flickr slideshow and sounds like a wonderful trip - Fun, fun. BTW, more paragraphs and line breaks in the text of trip reports (TR) make it easier for us short attention span/visually challenged types to enjoy your TR.
Its nice to see some pictures of the trail. I am doing a trip this summer from Standing Indian to the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
One of my all-time favorite sections of the trail. We need to get a group hike going up there for a extra-long weekend.
Great photos, looks like you had a good time, even with a ground dweller around!
A friend and I hiked that area year before last...up from the camp ground to the AT, spent the night near the shelter, up the trail a ways, back down to the camp ground. When we arrived at the shelter there was a middle aged lady with her dog setting up for the night. In order to give her a little privacy, we set up camp about 100 yds away. The next morning I heard what I thought was the lady calling her dog. Turns out a bear had approached the shelter three times from three different directions in the course of less than an hour. She fended the bear off by throwing rocks and yelling while her dog cowered in the shelter. When I finally went to the shelter to cook breakfast, she was as white as a sheet and visibly shaken. We had no idea about what was going on. A near-bear encounter is a lot less intimidating when you don't know you're having it.
Sometimes even a Blind Hog finds an Acorn
Nice report & pics