Trip 149 begins in the rain at the Jeffrey Hell trailhead off the Cherohala Scarway in the Citico wilderness of Tennessee. I'm dressed for the storm.
September 12-23 2013
** 12 DAYS OF TRAILWORK
** FINALLY CLEARING THE SOUTH FORK LOGGING CUT
** A NEW CAMP AT LOGGING CUT CREEK
** 5 BACKPACKERS ON THE NORTH FORK TRAIL
** CLIPPED OUT THE BIG STACK GAP TRAIL
** GREENSBORO CHRIS IN BUCKEYE CAMP ON THE NUTBUSTER TRAIL
** 32nd CLIMB OF THE NUTBUSTER TRAIL
** HELL SLOG TRAILWORK ON THE BRUSH MT TRAIL
** ZERO DAY IN BUG GAP ON BRUSH MT TRAIL
** CLIMBING OUT AND OFF THE BRUSH MT TRAIL
** TRAILWORK GOING DOWN THE SOUTH FORK TRAIL
** TRAILWORK ON JEFFREY HELL UP AND OUT
Entrance Jeffrey Hell trail
**Logging Cut Creek Camp**
Cherry Log Gap
Big Stack Gap
32nd Climb of Nutbuster Trail
**Open Cove Camp**
**Landon Camp Naked Ground**
Four Mile Ridge
Jeffrey Hell and OUT
DAY ONE TRIP 149
TRAIL Jeffrey Hell/South Fork
CAMP Camp 27
HARD RAIN AT CAMP 27
Little Mitten and I drive up the Cherohala Scarway in Tennessee and sit at the Jeffrey Hell trailhead waiting for a sudden summer rainstorm to stop afterwhich I say goodbye to the girl and the dog when the rain stops and head down the Jeffrey Hell trail just as I did on Trip 148---thru wet brush. This time though I didn't stop and camp on the JHell trail but instead hoofed it down to South Fork Creek which I crossed and took the creek trail upstream into Camp 27 but not the one next to the creek but the upper one atop a little logging cut rise and the same place I saw the Georgia boys and the big black dog on Trip 91 February 2009.
By 2 in the afternoon I had the tent set up and needed my headlamp to see as another storm pounced and so here I sit inside the Hilleberg Keron satisfied and secure. A last minute email was sent to Patman about this trip so I may see him on the SF/NF loop.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"There is neither dissolution nor creation, none in bondage and none practising disciplines. There is none seeking liberation and none liberated. This is the absolute truth." Gaudapada Karika, Hindu scripture.
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