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    Senior Member Oper8or's Avatar
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    Wolf Ridge Trail site 95

    My son and I went to site 95 on Wolf Ridge Trail in NC. The hike was wonderful. We had a lot of fun and goofed off a lot. It was a short hike and we planned on staying two nights but ended up coming home after the first night. Our hammocks and tarps held up great. As a matter of fact all of our gear has held up very well so far. My only failure to date is my water bladder. It broke on the way in. It had a rough scratch on it from a previous hike that didnt hold well when pressure was put on it with all of my gear in my pack. We saw a bit of wild life up there as well. One of the things we saw was the biggest Timber Rattler I had ever seen and it had a black belly and tail. It was gorgeous! The owls sang us to sleep and the rabbits and deer decided we were interesting enough to watch. Site 95 is not visited very often from what we can tell and this is a site we will visit again soon. I put part 1 of our hike on my youtube page. I'm not going to load this post with pics because I dont have the web space for it.
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    Sorry you trip got cut short. At least you got out there for a day.

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    Yep! I dont mind it being cut short. I learned a lot about how my set up needs to be adjusted. No worries about the amount of time though. Time with my son in the woods is good no matter if its 20 minutes or 2 days.

    Cutting my trip short allows me to "kiss up" and maybe get a much longer stay next time. The wife was nervous about us going out with a storm coming in. She is getting more comfortable with me being up there. It will just take some time I guess.
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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    Glad you had a good time. I know you went through that last strong storm up in the GSMNP. You're right--time in the woods with the kids is worth it whether it's short or, better yet, long. Thanks for posting.

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    Glad to see you back on the trail so soon. Thanks for sharing!
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    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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