Sat, Mar 30 2013 - Appalachian Trail - Tray Mountain Hike: 360 Degree Panoramic View (View Original Event Details)|
John Stirman, Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
|Participants:||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose), Suzanne, Michelle M., John Stirman, DeAnna, Carolyn Naser, Claire Thurman, Sharon B, Meagan, Adam, Steve Blair, Pavan, Tanya Ensell|
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Thirteen (hikers) is indeed a lucky number as Tom led a great group of AOCers from Unicoi gap to the top (and back down) of tray mountain. It was a fun and strenuous 10+ mile hike. At the top we enjoyed a wonderful cornucopia of snacks, fruit, sandwiches, and even a really yummy looking sweet potato! On the way down we met up with around a dozen friendly folks barely beginning their quest of a thru-hike of the AT – Including an older man who along with his dog completed a thru-hike just last year. As a wonderful surprise bonus we were met at the end of our hike with a cheerful, bunny-eared group of folks handing out free “trail magic” – including hard-boiled Easter Eggs, Chocolate Rabbits, soft drinks and more! What a nice ending to an awesome day trekking up and down Tray Mountain.