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Appalachian Trail, Hiking / 09.10.2017

It was warm and humid and my shirt was soaked in sweat by the time I topped out on the first climb of 1200 ft. We had a few periods of rain. The trail became mostly easy but I was still worn out by the time I covered 15 miles. Here is where we ate lunch. Moose Mountain Shelter. We topped off water here but we were running low by the time we reached Ledyard spring, near Velvet Rock Shelter. Here is spring and sign. This salamander came out at night....

Appalachian Trail, Hiking / 08.10.2017

Our first day was a tough one. Not really. We covered 0.8 miles of the AT from Dorchester road to Trapper John Shelter. Our enthusiastic shuttle driver, Chis the geologist quickly filled us in on the 100 million year history of the area. The rain had stopped. Sheffy and I made our way uphill. I organized my cluttered pack, we set up tents, and were glad we did when we saw a bold shelter mouse. After dinner of red beans, rice, tofurkey sausage, and mashed potatoes, all mixed...

Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast, Trail Guides / 02.09.2017

Trail Guide - Mitchell Lick Trail No. 154 (2.5 miles) From signed intersection with King Meadows Trail near Hooper Bald, Mitchell Lick Trail frequently follows old logging roads approximately 2.5 miles to a signed (barely legible and rotten sign) trail junction at the upper end of Snowbird Creek trail.  Mitchell Lick Trail allows for a nice overnight hike using King Meadows trail to make a loop that includes the entire length of Snowbird Creek trail.  A side trip to the top of Hooper Bald would be a worthwhile addition...

Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast, Trail Guides / 28.08.2017

Trail Guide - Snowbird Creek Trail No. 64 & 64A (9.45 miles) From a location at the end of Forest Service Road 75, locally known as Junction, Big Snowbird Creek trail follows Big Snowbird Creek upstream eventually intersecting Mitchell Lick Trail above the source of Big Snowbird Creek. This trail features 3 waterfalls, Big Falls (upper and lower portions), Middle Falls, and Upper Falls. Few people hike the trail beyond Middle Falls and it is very rare to encounter anyone along the trail beyond Upper Falls. The first 4.1...

Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast, Trail Guides / 25.08.2017

Trail Guide - Burntrock Ridge Trail No. 65A (1.72 miles) From Sassafras Creek Trail near Sassafras Falls to Big Snowbird Trail (64), this trail starts at a campsite alongside Sassafras Creek located about a tenth of a mile above Sassafras falls.  Find trail junction sign at the campsite and turn right onto Burntrock Ridge trail and proceed on a moderately steep climb toward a gap. The trail does not continue over the gap, rather it turns to the left and continues a moderately steep ascent up the ridge. The...

Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast, Trail Guides / 25.08.2017

Trail Guide - King Meadows Trail No. 63 (7.6 miles) The trail can be summarized in 3 sections. The first section 1.25 miles is a steep climb from Snowbird Creek. The next section is a typical single track following ridges and skirting peaks to Deep Gap. The final section from Deep Gap to a house near Hooper Bald generally follows ridges along logging roads and deeply rutted roads. Detailed Trail Description: From near Snowbird Creek, trail ascends steeply (Strenuous) in first 1.25 miles with a climb from elevation gain of 1000...