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Falling off the face of the earth....

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Awarded by , 07-14-2014 at 08:47 AM (592 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by lostnwilderness View Post
"I know I don't get there often enough
but God knows I surely try
its a magic kind of medicine
that no doctor could prescribe..."

-Buffett One Particular Harbor

Great trip. Exhausted. Hike in was a bugger headed basket weaver. Only about a mile but with no trail, cliffs, rhodo and traversing things we will never tell SWMBO about it was a handful and we were exhausted once we finally got to the stream.

Rule #1 - Don't headbutt yellow jackets...


Amazing planaral fracturing


What we came for...


Old Narrow Gauge Railroad remnants...


"Harry Potter" Rock


Up, up, up of beyond...


Further proof of the narrow gauge railroad. This wheel was 200-250 pounds. If it were within even 1 mile of a trail I would go back and haul it out. Sadly unless I have a helicopter it is staying where it is for the next 100 years... Most likely the narrow gauge going up this stream was washed out in a flood in 1921.


And this is what they were logging. This is a Chestnut stump so it has to be 80+ if not 90+ years old... My buddy in the picture is 6'6" and about 240lb for reference.


More cool bedrock


The pinkest spots I have ever seen on a speck. Sorry for the picture quality, we were in kind of a slot canyon and it was dark in there.


Getting tight...


Going up...(still)


Roll'n


So then there is another bushwack from Hades. Luckily, this one is a bit shorter than the past few weeks so it was only about 45 min and about 900 vertical feet. Got to the "Thank you Jesus" trail and started humping it back to the truck. For the 3rd time this year we revisited Rule #2 - No grabbing Rhododendron that rattle... Little brother was about 4" from my shoe when I saw him.




10 hours after we left we arrived back at the parking spot only to find out that some locals had left us a calling card. Since my tires were still fully inflated and all windows were intact all I did was laugh. 1/4 - 1/2" of tar like mud...


Hope everyone is getting out and enjoying time with family and friends. Remember how blessed you are to get to explore God's creation and have a little fun on your trip around the sun.
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  1. dbeam's Avatar
    Great stuff Bruce I would say that I wish I had been there but having you to provide pictures is better. Thanks

    Darrell