Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

Posted By on June 9, 2013

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

4.2 miles   1.9 mph

the trip back to the cars in the morning was a lot easier and faster, though we were all (okay, some of us) pretty sore. i have to say i was proud of my new pack, laverne. she was a svelt 25 pounds including water, and pretty easy on my back. i would rate this first “for reals” backpacking trip a success.

the kay wood shelter on the appalachian trail

the kay wood shelter on the appalachian trail

here is my new friend michelle the next morning. she looks lot better than i felt! between getting up to use the privvy every 20 minutes and wrestling with my new mummy-style sleeping bag, i maybe got 10 minutes of sleep.

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warner hill panorama (click to embiggen)

and here is where we stopped for lunch. such a beautiful view.

durian husk

durian husk

and this… well, someone found this discarded at our lunch stop. it’s a husk from a durian fruit, and since these are native to indonesia, maylasia, and burma, i don’t think it got here by itself. fun fact: the durian fruit has an aroma that is so, er, “distinctive,” that it has been banned from public transport in some countries. i guess it tastes good, though.

this hike has been added to the hikefinder.

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