Alum was packed down really well, was able to make it up under 1:45 yesterday, beating my best winter hike time. Of course, it is very icy since all the heat/sun we've gotten, but with these microspikes it was fine. Trillium, Boulevard, and Bullhead all have not had trail broken yet. Time in Gatlinburg was good, was able to hike up about 25lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit too. I'll be up this week, then back down friday for the Beardsley Farm Soup and Beard Competition at Barley's in Knoxville. Supposed to be raining today (90%), which should make the trail uncomfortable. About once a month it gets to a point where I absolutely have to do laundry... That day is today. And yes, Allyson is a much, much better photographer than I. http://www.allysonvirdenphotography.com
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