Another lost bear line!

Day 63

Tent-site to Stagnant Pond 10.4 miles – AT mile 482.8

Card of the day – VII The Chariot

Following the debauchery of the night before, as promised I got up and packed out our trash.  Leave no Trace people!

I got out again by 10.  Iron mountain felt tough after the best part of two days off!  It’s amazing just how easy it is to keep going when you’re going, and how much you feel it when you have stopped.  It’s getting harder to leave town also!

In other news, a trail angle reached out and offered a ride to trail days!

As you head up the trail you can’t help but notice the raw of the river and the laughing of the riders on the Creeper Bike Trail.

Naturally it took about 5 mins for the rock garden to re-emerge.  I guess they are just giving us practice for Pensilvania.  And then it was some switch backs from hell!  When your switchbacks have stairs you know you’re in trouble, but I got in shelter by 1.30 for lunch.

The ridge line after the shelter was steep and the views have all been a little too coveted by trees to make them visible.  But hay it’s the long green tunnel right?

I got to camp by 4pm which was next to a stagnant pond.  The water source was a pipe from one area of standing water into the pond, I decided that I would walk up to the creek that flows into the pond and get water from there, again it was a case of a well placed leaf!

It’s tight on the “island” but we all fit.  We’re getting really good at fitting all of our tents into small areas.

I lost my bear hang in a tree!  It was stuck really hard on a side branch!  I guess right now it’s a tomorrow problem!

Heavy rain set in so it was early in the tents and Netflix on the phone.  It’s a hard life!

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