Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nights 163 and 164

Hi and welcome back!

First, welcome to the new reader from Cyprus!

Last night I went to bed earlier than usual because I was planning on waking up a little after 3:00 to go hike a small section of the Appalachian Trail near our house.

My dad and I were originally planning to be on an exposed ridge called Knife Edge by 5:30 eating breakfast and watching the sun rise, but unfortunately we both overslept and woke up at 4:30 instead. We decided to still hike, even though we wouldn't see the sunrise while eating breakfast.

It was good that we didn't try to hike in the dark, because it was very rocky, and even with headlamps we would have been tripping a lot on the exposed rocks and roots.

Some of the rocks on the way to Knife Edge

LRC eating oatmeal and looking at the view
Here are a more few pictures and videos from the hike:

We stopped to take pictures at an
outcropping of rock

We also met a thru-hiker while we were on our way back the car.  He told us that he started in Georgia exactly two months ago, and he's already more than halfway to Maine.  He was making really good progress!  He mentioned that he had camped at Powerline View, which is a clearing where power lines come over the mountain and you can see at least 15 miles to the north and south.  That was when we realized we had actually seen his tent when we were on our way in.

Powerline View to the north

Our total distance for the day was a little less than 6 miles, and we were back at the car by 9:00.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Hey LRC. Some friends and I were discussing long hikes over breakfast yesterday. The Camino de Santiago(in Spain), the PCT( Pacific Crest Trail) and the AT. Which you met the through hiker. Wouldn't mind trying one of those one day.