Ascent to Wesser Bald-Fork Mtn-The Jumpoff on 2007-05-26
|Date:||Saturday, May 26, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Wesser Bald - Fork Mtn-The Jumpoff|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||4230 ft / 1289 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDAY #13 ---- GRILLED HAMBURGERS AND WINE ----
A very short, mostly downhill day, morning arrival at wesser NC, nantahala river, NOC, hostel. A very busy, touristy place w whitewater rafting being the main attraction.
After checking in at the hostel, I shopped at NOC, looking for gear that would LIGHTEN MY LOAD. I bought an alcohol/solid fuel stove, to replace my heavier whisperlite MSR (white gas), low socks & low gaiters (my high ones were too warm). I boxed my old gear and left it w NOC, for my son, Michael, to pick on the 30th, on his way to fontana dam, to drop off my grandson, Marcus.
Back at the hostel, I looked after my usual errands. 4 others in for the night. For dinner we were served GRILLED HAMBURGERS AND WINE, by Kerry & Steven. A NC couple, who comes up every year for 2 wks, providing this service to all thru hikers. "Trail Angels".
Chris came in late, I was in my bag & didn't chat, He was in the next room.
"THERE IS NOTHING CLOSER THAN EXCHANGING A BIG WARM HUG WITH A CLOSE FRIEND"
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||330 ft / 100 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||330 ft / 100 m|
| Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Route:||AT day #13 nb-wesser bald shelter/wesser,NOC|
| Start Trailhead:||wesser bald shelter 3900 ft / 1188 m|
| Route:||AT nb|
| End Trailhead:||wesser NC NOC hostel on the nantahala river |
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