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    Video: Carvers Gap - enjoying the A.T. with my daughter & HF friend Bonepile

    This past weekend my daughter, BonePile & I enjoyed some beautiful scenery along the A.T. at Carvers Gap near the Roan Highlands.
    This was originally going to be a 14 mile one-way trip from Carvers Gap to 19E via the Harbour Mountain B&B shuttle, but the forecast was iffy (20's & possible snow), so we played it safe by having our bail out option a little closer.

    Day 1 was overcast & windy but at least we were dry - it rained the whole drive there.
    The views on this trail are tremendous & start out right away, with a climb up Round & then Jane bald. We continued on to Overmountain shelter, also referred to as the "Barn".
    We setup our hammocks near the spring, which was a bit quieter than the shelter which was at full capacity with a church group & a one southbound thru hiker.
    A couple of first time hammockers continued on to Little Hump - we thought of them that night as they didn't know about insulation below the hammock - it hit 34* that night with 30mph wind gusts.
    I had to spend a bit of time oggling BonePile's new ZPack Arc Blast backpack. I think he dropped 2 lbs weight (but made up for it in extra food he carried).

    Day 2 started with some hot apple cinnamon cider and hot chocolate at the Barn, then up the trail to Stan Murray shelter for a break. We continued on the trail gaining elevation until we topped out on Grassy Ridge - a nice side trail with 360* views. This day was sunny and the views grand. The leaves were just past peak, but looked great down in the valleys from our high vantage point.

    Definitely a trip I would recommend to others. I'm envious this is MedicineMan's backyard !


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    Mighty fine trip! Great view of Table Rock too! Thanks for sharing your time with your daughter! Great memories for sure!

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    Beautiful country thanks for taking us along.

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    what a beautiful place to make some memories with your daughter
    That is definitely on my list of places to go
    thanks for sharing tallpaul

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    Great report, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for taking me along Paul. I'm jealous that I didn't get to have pie on the way home.

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    TP: Great video! We day hiked from Carver's Gap to the Stan Murray shelter and back on Thursday, Oct. 17th! It was great weather and, as you say, the Fall color was beautiful! That haul from the shelter back to the junction with the Grassy Bald Ridge Trail wasn't that steep, but it was relentlessly uphill!
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    Wonderful report, thanks for posting. Looked like it was a awesome time out with your daughter, and friend!
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    I was wondering when you'd get this posted. Looks like a great trip, I hate I missed it! There are some great views up there. Natalie, nice pose of you on Grassy Ridge. Sometimes I couldn't tell which was your cap or pigtails. Tall Paul, you'll never forget the times you spent with your family outdoors, I know I never will!! Hey Bonepile was carrying my backpack. I know you'll love it. Nice job TP, Thanks.

    mmmmmmmm...pie!!!!! Rhubarb no doubt!

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    very nice that you and your daughter got out for a trip even though it was just and out and back.
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