I wasn't able to make it to the October Gorge Rat Gathering in Linville Gorge till the last day. But a lot of them were still there to share breakfast at Louise's Famous Rock House Restaurant which made my day!
HOWEVER ... the day got even better when IDCakes (who'd drove down for the day) and I met up with Ken and Waterbar Jim for a hike in the Jonas Ridge/Sitting Bear area to look for a hat that was snagged off of Ken's pack the previous Thursday! We found said hat and had a great four to five hours of hiking in some of the best the gorge has to offer. GREAT DAY WITH GREAT FRIENDS ... it don't get better than that!
Here is a very short video clip taken from that hike with some fantastic views. Including a view of Babel Tower that most folks NEVER see!
The Lost Hat Expedition