|Yellowroot along the banks of the Chattooga.|
hikes my pace? Well, while most people stayed back in camp or went on shorter hikes, three of the guys and I went on a gorgeous 9 mile loop and tore up all the hills. It was refreshing to hike with other people at pace that felt good (and even pushed me a little)!!! In the past few years since I started backpacking more often, the only time that happens is when I'm solo. Made it back to camp just in time for the raffle (raising money for Children's Cancer Research-- huge thanks to all the vendors that donated items). And to top it all off, we even went for a second, 4-mile hike in the evening up to look for Ellicott's Rock. Hiking bliss.
|Trillium just starting to open on the East Fork Trail.|
It was also fascinating touring of everyone's setups and hearing how people solved various problems and the reasoning behind various gear choices and modifications. I could really geek-out examining the construction details of tarps and TQs, and took home lots of ideas for future projects.
|King's Creek Falls.|