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    Overmountain Victory Trail Hike

    I missed the 2nd Annual Higher Colder Roan Mt Hang last week because of work. But on Sunday five of us had planned to hike up to the Overmountain shelter to catch up with the ones that survived. Well because of circumstances of weather and house emergencies no one had made it that far. Sooooo we went anyway!
    We all met at Bob's Dairyland for breakfast and drove to Roaring Creek Rd. The roads from the town of Roan Mt were still snowy.
    And Roaring Creek was "really" snowy!

    The two new fellows that had wanted to see hammock rigs were Jason in Tn and his buddy Bill. I brought a couple of guys from the wood shop where I work part time, Montalban, who is an avid hiker & new hanger & Chief who is one of the best friends I've ever had. It was 17 degrees when we started our hike with sunny skies and quite a bit if wind, especially at the shelter.


    We hiked up the road first to the shelter, Montalban & I trying out our snowshoes for a bit but switched to crampons after a little while.



    We headed up into the loft to get out of the wind and there was still quit a bit of snow even inside the loft! Yes, The wind had been blowing that hard to force it through the boards!



    In the top right hand corner you can see how snowy & wind swept yellow Mt is in this pic below.


    On our hike back we went to the top of the hill and hiked back down the Overmountain Victory Trail where we saw some beautiful displays of ice & snow in the trees.




    My Subie would have made it up the snowy road but it was really nice to ride in a Jeep!

    Montalban made us hot beverage with his new Jetboil and Chief had other beavage to keep us warm!

    I really like these Stanley flasks.


    We made a little side trip on the way back to Elk River Falls. I had never been there so I got the grand tour. The rocks were very icy so I used my Kahtoolas again because I really didn't want to go swimming over the 50' waterfall!

    From the top looking down into the pool.


    It's always a good day to end it with some BBQ and man is it good! This is for you Shug!

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    Nice!
    I hiked that trail as a sidebar to my AT hike. Cool to see it covered in snow instead of late spring green.
    Trust nobody!

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    Spent some time there with Hickery and The Turk back in 1993.......
    Looks like you had a quite good trip!
    Thankee for the BBQ shot....I wept a bit.
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    It's so cool to see snow! Really great pics and awesome report.

    Fronkey

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    Sounds like a good time Deb ... I'll have to see the photos later, but mighty glad to hear you're out and about enjoying the snow! I've not been in that area since back in the late 70's!

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    Very nice! The trees look amazing with what looks like ice sitting on the branches! It looks to me like the snow is starting to melt. Your winter seemed to come and go so quickly! Depressing for me, because it means winter is on its way here. Thanks for the report!

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    Awesome pics, good to 'meet' Chief and Monteban looks good out there.
    Too bad for us we didn't make it over the hill and meet you all.

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    Great pictures Cakes. What a beautiful place.
    Thanks so much for sharing them.

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    very nice Deb! looks like a fun trip, and that is mighty fine lookin' bbq too.
    the bomber bonnet is you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Nice!
    I hiked that trail as a sidebar to my AT hike. Cool to see it covered in snow instead of late spring green.
    We've had to wait a long time to actually see this much snow so I HAD to go up there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Spent some time there with Hickery and The Turk back in 1993.......
    Looks like you had a quite good trip!
    Thankee for the BBQ shot....I wept a bit.
    Shug
    Those were great pics Shug. I like it best up there in the winter because you usually don't see a soul.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    It's so cool to see snow! Really great pics and awesome report. Fronkey
    Thanks Fronkey, I only wish it had been deep enough to play with my pulk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Sounds like a good time Deb ... I'll have to see the photos later, but mighty glad to hear you're out and about enjoying the snow! I've not been in that area since back in the late 70's!
    Maybe we'll see some snow in the Gorge next weekend! I just finished reading a new book by Jennifer A. Bauer: Roan Mountain, History of an Appalachian Treasure. I highly recommend it. Linville Gorge & Grandfather Mountain is lightly mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruciehi5 View Post
    Very nice! The trees look amazing with what looks like ice sitting on the branches! It looks to me like the snow is starting to melt. Your winter seemed to come and go so quickly! Depressing for me, because it means winter is on its way here. Thanks for the report!
    Some of what you saw on the branches was ice and some hoar frost. The snow was blowing out of the trees in some places like it was snowing. But down that part of the trail it was very still.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Awesome pics, good to 'meet' Chief and Monteban looks good out there.
    Too bad for us we didn't make it over the hill and meet you all.
    Yeah, I was really hoping we could have encouraged Chief to get in a hammock for a change. Montalban & myself are still working on him though.

    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Great pictures Cakes. What a beautiful place.
    Thanks so much for sharing them.
    Thanks, The Roan is very beautiful and someday I hope to hear the mountain music of legend on High Knob.

    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    very nice Deb! looks like a fun trip, and that is mighty fine lookin' bbq too.
    the bomber bonnet is you!
    Wy Thank you Flatline, I think the rabbit fur becomes me. Sure keeps my noggin warm.
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