The past weekend i took what was supposed to be a three day trip up to Linville Gorge with my dad as a last test run before he leaves for his AT through hike 4/4/14. Well he decided it would be a good idea to watch my sister's kids because she came down with the stomach bug the day before we left (i found out on the trail . Needless to say the bug got him on the trail and i had to lighten his pack and help him out a day early due to a fear of dehydration. I don't know many people that can hike and puke at the same time but he did it like a champ.
This was my first trip up to LG and it took me less then two hours from doorstep to trail head so many more trips to come. What a beautiful place. Especially the water tree, best water i have ever tasted on the trail.
Here are a few picks.