every time i hear the name ed garvey im reminded of dan ackroyd's character on saturday night live.. "Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute!"
I broke a mirror in my house. I'm supposed to get seven years bad luck but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Didn't want to deal with the 1/2 mile downhill trek for water so I cooked dinner at Gathland SP picnic ground to minimize the water I had to carry. I had visited the shelter several times on day hikes but never overnighted until last week.
I liked the tight high-strung wire between trees that served as a bearbag line.
I liked the early morning sun streaming into the shelter owing to its Eastern exposure.
But I didn't like the light pollution from the valley littered with more and more housing developments.
Oh stop complaning about the walk to water!
Ed Garvey Shelter: one of the largest and nicely constructed and well maintained AT shelters
2006, full shelter, top level was full too, couple of tents set up near shelter, 2 a.m., voices in the night, suddenly several flashlights, hikers start arousing from their slumber, more flashlights, patches on shoulders, shiny badges are flashed, hikers reach to secure personal belongings and herbal supplements, every hiker is awakened with a flashlight poked into their face, some ID's are checked, what the heck is going on?
Authorities were looking for young male who may have headed to the AT to possibly commit suicide. Authorities are finally convinced that the young man is not any of us. Authorities leave.
Awake now. Time for a safety meeting!
Young man is found next day. Depressed but alive. Came out to the AT to think about things!, Sort things out! I understand!