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    Senior Member Peg-Leg's Avatar
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    Video: Mt. Sterling - Smokies

    I recently hiked to Mt. Sterling in the Smokies. We hiked into CS 36 on Big Creek on Saturday, then on to CS 38 at Mt. Sterling on Sunday via the Swallow Fork and Mt. Sterling Ridge trails. Hiked out Monday down the Baxter Creek trail. The hike into Big Creek is a pleasant one, the trail runs along the river for most of the way. The hike up Swallow Fork is nice, beautiful scenery and a couple of creek crosssing. The elevation change is steady, but not too steep. The hike down Baxter Creek was rocky and steep. We encountered several blowdowns that really slowed down our progress.

    We dined on steaks Saturday night, eggs and blueberry muffins Sunday morning and burritos Sunday night. Monday breakfast was the remaining snacks we hadn't eaten.

    The fire tower at Mt. Sterling was really neat. We encountered high winds which make the tower shake and sway, it was a little un-nerving at first. There was still a little snow on top of the mountain, enough for pics. The lowest temps we say were 38f which was disappointing. I had hoped for lower temps to test out my gear.

    Gear used: WBBB, WB Traveler, Hammock Gear full length 0 degree, and 3/4 20 degree UQ. My friend's sons slept on Walmart blue pads in their sleeping bags. I used my diy down TQ made from an old REI down sleeping bag. Tarps were Speer Winter, Backwoods Day Dreamer 4 season and a clone of the same.

    All in all we had a great time. Multiple vids posted below. I don't have editing software at this time to combine them all. Thanks for reading and watching.











    Last edited by Peg-Leg; 11-19-2012 at 20:01.
    If God had meant for us to sleep on the ground,
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    Looks like y'all had a great trip. The boys seemed to be enjoying their time on the trail.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Great report. I think I like the individual clips better than one long film.

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    Great videos. Really enjoyed seeing the scenery, gear and the smiles. I'm saving to my future trips folder. Looks like a great trail.

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    Looks like a great trip with the boys.
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    Great trip. I enjoyed the videos. Looks like you.saw more snow than I did this weekend.
    Stealth camping is all fun and games until you have to take a dump.

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    Looks like a fabulous trip!! I'm looking forward to hammock backpacking with my boys in the Spring and you're video rekindled my fire for it!!

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    Favorite part for me, "I'm gonna stake out my tarp and then we're gonna cook up some steaks." that looks like a great campsite. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Good report!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Nice trip report! Great to see the kids getting the experience of the outdoors - they will never forget those trips, and hopefully will pass it on to their kids.

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