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Old 05-15-2015, 03:58 PM
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Backpack: MYOG Cuben, Osprey Atmos 65 AG
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Appalachian Trail Section Hike: NOC to Pecks Corner, GSMNP - May 2-9, 2015

Day 1: Our shuttle driver dropped us off at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) around 7:30 AM Saturday morning. We hung out there waiting for the restaurant to open at 8 so we could fuel up before the hike. The 3,300 ft climb over 7.9 miles up to Cheoah Bald was tough but so worth the effort. Wild flowers, especially varieties of Trillium, were everywhere along the way and the bald was fantastic! After hanging out there a bit we moved on another 2.4 miles and camped at Locust C NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:51 PM
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Appears the park service just had to put another bear down, this time for stalking a ranger up on M NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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