Through work-work, I am leading a hike to Shining Creek in the Shining Rock Wilderness tomorrow (Sunday, July 20, 2014). Because 24-plus hours of rain nixed my plan to mow the lawn, I decided to go for a hike and scope the trail out today, Saturday.
Shining Creek was a-roarin':
The trail was somewhat slick in places. There were several little creeks flowing through it. Where there was never water on any previous hikes, there was this:
It was more waterfall than cascade today:
If you are coming along and reading this, be ready for mud. I slipped two times but nothing serious. Wet feet are in the forecast, and it was cold today -- 62F and raining when I started. I'll be wearin' me woolies tomorrow. Elevation gain was about 800 feet over 1.87 miles. Not too tough.
See you at 08:45 at the RiverLink office. Please don't park at Curve Studios!
First blog entry attemped via laptop.
I've been going out to Shining Rock Wilderness to play in the Pigeon River watershed. One of the many highlights is the lightish colored stones scattered about. I love the way they look underwater in current.