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Katahdin to Kakadjo Road ME October 3-9, 2018 din

Damascus to Dicky Gap

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13/97-7/18/97




VA Dicky Gap to Damascus


with Stan


1665 miles to Katahdin
7/13/97 Hurricane Mtn Shelter 1671 6 mile hike on easy trail to shelter but rising 1000'
7/14/97 Campsite at Wise Mtn Shelter 1682 steady climb up and down to Pine and Stone Mountains with late Thunderstorm.
7/15/97 Thomas Knob Shelter 1687 climbed 1000' to Rhododendron Gap which was in full bloom and smelled like a floral garden...also passed by wild ponies and a pasture field.
7/16/97 Lost Mountain Shelter 1699 easy decent day with trail over fences and great views at Whitetop Mtn and took side trail to Mt Rogers ( tallest mountain in VA) with no views. The campsite was fantastic at the trailhead to Rogers.
7/17/97 Camped at Saunders Shelter and later took a refreshing bath in the river.This was a flat easy day of hiking. Hiked a short portion of Creeper Trail.
7/18/97 Damascus 1715
Hiked 10 miles over Iron Mountain and Feathercamp Ridge; beautiful hike but a boring 1.5 miles on road to town. Took shower at hostel (which was really sleezy) and had an Italian dinner a local pizza joint.
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