Great report Bob.
My report starts with me arriving at camp Thursday afternoon, not a soul around and it's pouring
rain. Where could everyone be? Hammocks are empty. Found out later, Bob(outandback) had
taken everyone on a day hike. I sat out the rain in my truck until it cleared, then started setting
up camp, found a good spot down by the creek, which was running pretty good.
The guys got back while I was doing that. Finished up and walked around to meet everyone.
(left to right) **** (Food), Dennis and Ian.
Jim, Mike and Bob
Bryan (Wolftrack) and Nate, both fellow Texans
Bob (Walking Bear)
Ian and friends that came out to car camp with us.
Don't know how I missed getting a picture of ****(Food) with his setup. Too many white/grey haired
old men running around, I must have still been confused as to who was who at the time. lol
The rest of Thursday and Friday were spent staying out of the rain, trying to memorize everyones names
and checking out all the different equipment and setups. We worked out the shuttle situation of who was
going to leave what vehicles where so we had transportation for everyone when we finished the trail.
I wanted to drive up and see the Lake before we headed out.
Friday night we had a Potluck dinner that was really pretty good. We had Tamales, Pigs in a blanket,
beef stew, and watermelon among other things.
Saturday morning it was up at 5:30 or so to eat some breakfast, break camp and be on the trail
by 8:00. Said our goodbyes to Ian and we hit it. The trailhead was right at the back end
of the campground.
Bryan(Wolftrack) quickly jumped out front and led the pack for awhile and then I think conditions
made him realize that us flatlander Texas boys don't need to be rushing in to this with a full head
of steam right off the bat. Can't blame him tho, it was pretty exciting to hit the trail.
We weren't but a mile or so in when Nate blew a tire. The sole on one of his boots separated
from the upper at the toe box. He mended it with a tube of superglue he was packing and then we were
back on the trail in minutes. As far as I know, it held the whole trip.
Great scenery started presenting itself fairly soon in the hike and the cameras started coming out.
I don't remember where a lot of these were taken. If I recall correctly, we got much further on the first
days hike than was originally planned. We made the planned stop and it was still very early in the day,
so we pressed on, figuring we could make the Divide/Georgia pass and be down the back side to make
camp before the afternoon showers hit.