Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rich Mountain Road Hike

~7 miles r/t
weather: partly cloudy, mild Spring-like weather.
RMR from Bull Gap to Cold Spring Gap; full length of road now completed via hiking.
Stopped by Bull Cave, bats were active.
horseback riders passed: 5; multitudes of horse poop dodged while underway *grumble*
hikers passed: 2, at CSG

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Clingman's Dome Road Hike

~5.5 r/t to & including Spruce Fir Nature Trail
weather: sunny, mid 30s, some snow on ground.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Curry Mountain Trail Hike

~7 miles r/t in 2 hrs 20 min
to Meigs Mtn Trail junction & cemetery
weather: partly to mostly cloudy, mild temps.
Some leaves starting to turn, acorns falling into trailbed.
hikers passed: 2

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cades Cove Loop Road Hike

11 miles r/t in 3.5 hours
sunrise hike, full length of Cades Cove Loop Road.
weather: mostly cloudy, humid, mild temps.
many deer and crows, bats, a bear crossed the road just before we reached it (according to cyclists)
hikers/joggers passed: 1
cyclists passed: about 20/25

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Parson Branch Road Hike

~7 miles r/t
Parson Branch Road (in Cades Cove) to intersection w/ Hannah Mtn Trail/Gregory Bald Trail.
Field hike to 3 cemeteries.
weather: sunny, hot & humid.
hikers passed: 0

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Little River to Goshen Prong Trail Hike

~8 miles r/t
Little River Trail to Goshen Prong, passing Goshen Gate Bridge.
Campsite 21 closed due to aggressive bear activity.
Goshen Prong trail closed due to storm damage.
weather: sunny, hot & humid.
hikers passed: 2
fishermen passed: ~10

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Appalachian Trail Hike

~7 miles r/t
Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail to Appalachian Trail to Double Spring Gap
weather: partly cloudy & breezy, hot & humid.