Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday Hike: Wolf Pit Rd to Sitting Bear trail head by amosiv at Garmin Connect - Details

After getting to the top of Shortoff you still have a long haul over to the Chimneys.

Yep, this is the way I remember it!

I started about half way up Wolf Pit Rd because the roadwas getting rough and I wanted to make sure Clara couldn't use dropping me off as an excuse for not making church. Doing this hike from the bottom up was a lot harder than I had expected (duh - that elevation thing reared it's ugly head and reality gave me a hard slap in the face) not to mention the HEAT taking it's toll on Felix first then me later in the day. When we were on the back side of Shortoff it had gotten pretty hot and he had a hard time catching his breath so I used some water to cool down his coat. After that I tried to conserve my water intake while still giving him plenty. That was good because by the end of the hike I only had about a cup left but he had gotten a second wind and was going strong again. I had planned to get on the dirt road only between the Spence Ridge and Hawksbill trail head then hiking up the trail towards Hawksbill but taking the right at the Y to Devils Hole trail head, Sitting Bear (and the elusive Ginger Cake Acres trail head ultimately) or the Sitting Bear trail head. I was low on water and so tired/hot and a little nauseated so I ended up just hiking the dirt road from Spence Ridge to the Sitting Bear trail head. I am so glad I didnt find that Gingercake Acres trailhead Saturday night while setting shuttle. I didnt have nearly enough water or energy left for the steep climb up to and past the Sitting bear Boulder to that trailhead - I've been there from the trail as an out and back but still have not found it from the road. Hopefully I'll do the whole thing one of these days - a much cooler day and maybe start from the top for the whole thing the first time. 12 miles and a lot of elevation gain. Check out the stats in the link below.Hike: Wolf Pit Rd to Sitting Bear trail head at Garmin Connect - Details
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Saturday, July 24th at the Green River and then onto Lake James

Nik running Gorilla and safe at the bottom.
Gettin' their boof on.
Johnny Calhoun.
Steven taking The Plunge above.
After I left the River I headed to the house to pick up more kayaks, paddles, and spray skirts then onto Lake James to meet up with Clara Ann, Noel, Starla, Tiffany and Hans. We had a blast. I think Hans' Mac Daddy Jet Ski made a bigger splash with the girls than the kayaks. It's all good.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

After Work Hike(s) off of Old 105

Onto the Over Mountain Victory Trail and MTS trail off the west side of the gorge.

more pics soon...
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 4th, Three Day Weekend at the Ocoee

I met up with Phil Jones on Saturday, July 3rd and we proceeded to run shuttle and put-in on the Ocoee. It was a beautiful day and not nearly as crowded as I had anticipated.
The Put-in. Looking behind us:
Downstream from the put-in: Phil stowing his gear:
I had forgotten how beautiful this gorge is! A guy hitting the mystery move at Flipper:
Boogie Boarding Hell Hole.
Chillaxin' at the campsite.
Awesome view from camp:July 4th and onto the Olympic Section. The first shot is me at Mikey's, post boof:
This guy went a little too far out on the boof and ran out of water:
A couple of nice boofs.Phil's first time running this drop:
Keith Sprinkle ^ and Tera in the shot below:
Phil got a couple shots of me at the Olympic section.
A few shots of the fireworks we could see from the campsite. They set them off on both the 3rd and the 4th.
Monday, July 5th at Tsali:What an awesome place for a MTB trail:
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