I've been out for a few motorcycling-and-hanging trip this spring -- and one boat-camping trip -- but have been a bit slack in posting trip reports. I'll remedy that with this little roundup.
I was on spring break from my teaching job the week leading up to Easter. After piddlin' around the house for the weekend and Monday and most of Tuesday, I fianlly got the bike loaded for a trip into the mountains.
I had planned to get into the mountains and set up camp that night, but I stopped in to see my parents about 45 miles up the road, mom offered to cook me supper, and I ended up spending the night there.
I got up the next morning with a vague idea of hanging at the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort that night. I had a good ride into the mountains and did a little dirt-road riding.
The skies were threatenin'.
I got off that road just as a thunderstorm was starting. I feel lucky to have not gotten light'nin' struck.
After some good curvy pavement and some more dirt and gravel ...
... I arrived at Deal's Gap, had lunch and set up camp. I set up in exactly the spot that I have used a few other times there, using my WBBB 1.7 double, my big ol' JRB tarp with Tarp Flyz, my poncho liner topquilt and my Winter (yes, winter!0 incubator.
I rode the Tail of the Dragon a few times that evening and the next morning. It wasn't as busy as I had feared it would be, and I had some pretty good runs. I hung out by the big fire pit and visited with the other folks staying there in th evening.