Clear Creek Metro Park

It was going to be a beautiful day in February (55 degrees and sunny) and after a few days without precipitation, I figured it would be a great day for a dry winter hike.  I ventured out to Clear Creek Metro Park south of Lancaster where I have been wanting to return to for awhile …

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AT-Roan Highlands Day 1: Indian Grave Gap to “The Apple Orchard”

Having delayed a couple days due to the severe storms in the region, I was dismayed when a small rain cloud came over at 8am while I waited at the Mountain Harbour B&B for my shuttle ride.  Fortunately it was short lived, and I was on the road by 8:30am.  David was great in giving …

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AT – Roan Highlands Day 2: The Apple Orchard to Roan High Knob

One of the mistakes I made on this trip was related to sleeping.  Having watched the weather reports closely, I believed the low temperatures in the evening were going to be in the 60s, even at elevation.  Given that my sleeping bag is rated for 25, I opted to just bring a sheet with me …

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OML Day 4 : Boot Creek Canyon Campsites to the Basin (including Emory Peak)

Up at 6:30am, and on the trail by 7:30am.  Since I can't take any fuel back with me on the plane, I gave the rest of my Iso to the campers from Houston in BC01 (it was probably ¾ full).  I was at the Emory TH shortly after 8am, dumped my pack in the bear …

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