Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lake James Kayak

I had planned an early morning lake paddle but it was in the teens when I got up, far too cold to be paddling. Hans had called the prior evening and offered to cut down my two dead trees. I called him about 10 and he was at the house in 25 minutes. He dropped them both and we ran some errands.Later in the afternoon I was on Lake James.
After a couple of hours on the lake, back to the house for a campfire. I didnt even make a dent in the wood pile(s). Thanks again Hans.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue Blaze to Mountains to Sea Trail

The first shot was from the Dysartsville overpass. I was there and it looked goodOnto the Blue Blaze Trail and The Linville River:
I hiked until I got to a section of trail that was covered with snow deep enough to cover my boots. I ended up with wet socks but it was worth it. It was really cold and windy at that altitude as well. That is where I came across the tracks above. I think it was a cat since there was no claws showing. I think the size of a Bob Cat.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Day Hike in the Snow with Layla, Gaston, and Felix. Back on the Blue Blaze Trail.

The girls woke Clare Ann and me up at 5:30 to pen Christmas presents. Noel was back asleep by 7:30 but I was ready to get on the move. I called Gaston and Layla after a nice blanket of snow had laid down on the ground to see if they wanted to get out. We met up an hour later at the Blue Blaze Trail head.
The drive home after the hike:Felix was wiped out.Amos' Epics

Friday, December 24, 2010

Back in the Saddle on Christmas Eve with Layla, Gaston, & Obie. I was excited to be out after a long break and with a refurbished O-ring: A GREAT Day!

Let the Good Times Roll:
Thanks to Gaston for the next 6 pics: Layla definitely "brought it". We did some Christmas celebrating at the bottom of Greentown right before we started climbing up the foot of Chestnut Mountain.
Obie stylin' and profilin' on the Big Wheels.
Gaston and Layla droppin' Bee Hive:
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Good Weekend & the first snow up on Gingercake

Friday night I camped with Johnny Calhoun off of the FS Rd on the way up to the parking lot at the base of Table Rock. We found a site right off of the road and only had one car pass our camp the entire night.
It was cold and the first thing we did was start a fire. The snow started shortly after we got there. As you can see by the next morning we had a nice layer.

Sunday I met up with Obie, Kyle, and Robert Peerson for a MTB ride. Raspberry Ridge to Greentown Plunge, Chestnut climb to Bee Hive. A fun ride.

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