AT – GA Day 4 Gooch Mtn to Lance Creek 6/3/13

Lance Creek, 8.2 miles, tenting


Beautiful scenery & trail magic today!  Got up early and hiked about 1.5 miles to Gooch Gap where Kellye met us with bananas and strawberries!!! ❤ Yummy!   On the way Debbie and I saw an owl in the foggy forest…magical!  Walked another couple of miles to Woody Gap and Dennice met us there.  We came off the trail to a full picnic complete with table cloth, fruit, soda and pizza!  So awesome!  It tasted soooo good!

Then we climbed Cedar Mountain, found a great break spot on a ledge with amazing views!  Just a word of advice here…if there is poison ivy all over the woods and you gotta pee…just squat on the trail.  At the break spot, I went off the trail trying to find a spot without that dreaded vine and found a nice rock.  I stepped on the rock, slipped and cracked my ass.   It hurts pretty bad.  I am wearing my brave face…my hiking partners don’t even know I fell.  Anyway, the weather is fantastic!  The rain is gone for now!

Of course as we approached Lance Creek, I was getting a little tired and who knows…probably accommodating for my bruised butt…and , well, I faceplanted.  I now have a new trail name “BoobOnARock”…

We are camped in a beautiful secluded spot near Lance Creek.  Donna & Jules had a lot of trouble finding a spot to hang their hammocks and their bear bags.  I spent time drying out my tent!  Tomorrow we are taking an easy day, 4.2 miles.  The following day we will hike only 3 miles to Neels Gap.  Yay! A shower!!  And they can check out my stove, the fuel sprinkler.

About BoobOnARock

Hiking, the woods, books, my son, my cats and dogs, math, hanging with my sweetie and making fires. what else is there? oh yeah, falling in the woods every once in a is a talent of mine.

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