Sat, Dec 14 2019 - Big Scaly Mountain Winter Backpack (View Original Event Details)|
Chuck R, Mike Pawloski
|Participants:||Chuck R, Mike Pawloski, Kristi, Bob Bunner, Bill, Donna G, Niki, Scott Kozlowski, Michael Johnson, Fay|
This day started out with northwest winds which followed us for most of the weekend.
Also joining in was the fog that gave the trail a opaque amber adding in some looming
snow. This probably contributed to a hiker that took a terrible spill on trail. The bleeding
was finally reduced from the hikers bandanna and he immediately without hesitation
persuaded the hike! We pitched camp when arriving at Case Knife Gap. Once we
established - home the festivities began. A very talented group - this was not your
ordinary campers. We were served wild boars meat, which I thought I heard it was
harvested in the area. To my right there was sirloin steak which we washed down with
finest Elixirs! I looked to my side and I witnessed a camper scraping moss off a tree and
putting it into his mug? He explained to me later. Oscar and Kody ( trail dogs) were well
behaved almost like this was just another night out in the woods? The moon rose as the
fire grew hotter and the band were striking some awesome tunes…. we found ourselves
rocking and rolling to the music. Actually one of our campers rocked a little to much and
rolled down the bank into the river. Two of the campers quickly retrieved him out and
brought back up to camp. Campers note... some chairs are not recliners. He
immediately stepped up to the fire to dry out. Camper’s notes...drying puffy jacket needs
some good distance from fire! His 900 goose down fill was instantly reduced to a 300
fill! ( heat combustion). One camper said it looked like snow when it was carried by the
winds. I personally think the birch wood put out to much heat. Which made the campers
back further away from the pit! Oh well - all in all we had fun! I'm sure this will be
passed down in campfire stories. Next day the Nantahala gave us an iconic sunrise with
pinks and red hues on the face of Scaly. Oh Kristi, I hope you made the wish on that
shooting star. Michael Johnson - I think you should have taken Scaly on for that moon
light hike. We took a morning hike to Big Scaly and then headed back for Town.
Bob we all hope you are doing well!
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!