Sat, Apr 13 2019 - Kennesaw Mountain Loop from the Burnt Hickory Side ( group hike) (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Chuck R
Participants:Chuck R, Anusha, John B, Denise H, Anu Seam, Christa, Ankita, Ron M, Fidel M, Mark K, Mireille, Vera N

Write Up:
Starting the morning with a detailed briefing, we proceeded north on Pigeon Hill trail only to be greeted by a Blue - Gray Gnatcatcher. We stopped for a gander only to see what all the fuss was about. When we got permission to pass....the Mountain greeted us with winds from the east! We kept a tight line on the climbs, I could hear the chatter of the hikers all the way up to Big Kennesaw! Instead of gasping for air they were finding their next story to tell. I met a lot of new faces on this level of hike, maybe I'll try a D-2 next hike? Watch out guys there may be a new sheriff in town!! (Still evolving as a TL) I think we all had a great morning. It was good to see Vera back from healing and Ankita is moving up her levels. I also want to welcome Ron Martinez to the club. Next week Southern Nantahala Wilderness. ( land of the noon day sun)