Sat, Feb 24 2018 - Coosa Backcountry Loop: Coosa Bald & Slaughter Mtn (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Chuck R, Vera N, Melle, Kathy Malone, Roman, Greg Walling, Ralph Howard, Ann Howard, Sarah, Laura M, Bob J, Ping, Lisa, Ron Jacobs, Charles|
We had 15 hikers on this day, with weather well on the kind side, blessed with a kiss
from the cool winds as we topped certain laborious climbs! Coosa was behaving on this
trek, she took no prisoners ( Today) . As we entered Sosebee valley I heard a welcome
cry from a Pileated woodpecker that I took as a good omen, while I was praying to the
hiker gods for a safe journey. The creeks main arteries of the forest were at full beat!
Everything had a cohesive feel . We had a great lunch on top of Coosa, on the big log
viewing Blood Mountain. After lunch we passed over our last pinnacle .( Slaughter
Mountain) The group rallied after passing the junction of the D.R.T. and Coosa.We
made it to the final stretch! I saw on this day a lot of determination,resilience, and
persistence in this group.Some hikers literally fell on the trail and got up and then
brushed themselves off and kept going.Thanks for the teamwork Greg and Sarah for the
relay on the trail. Good luck to Ann and Ralph on their big trip to Japan . Chuck R.