Weekend get away before flying out to Yosemite/Death Valley. A section of the AT I'm familiar with- Sams Gap to Spivey Gap.
Very cold and windy but too clear skies (I wanted gnarly weather for time lapse), but we meet more cool thru-hikers and get exposed over and over again to the Norwalk Virus
9 times now with the Zimmer backpack via HNO design. Hands down the most comfortable AND functional backpack I've ever used. Poof tells me I'm now over 60 nights in a hammocksock with nothing but overall praise. Hangnout has been a drastic and positive influence in my hiking life.
No steak! a first for us. But this hike has significant loss and gain and we tried to keep weight to a minimum. I was 19 pounds 3 oz. out of the shoot with camera gear Post food I hiked out around 17.5 pounds....not shabby but I still carried for cold weather.
Thanks again to TallPaul for his help in video editing and Brucie for turning me on to Debut. Part 1 (in keeping with the 10 minute rule)
Part two has the obligatory pics:
Hope some get some enjoyment.