Tuesday, December 31, 2013
After fighting 4 hours of post Christmas Day traffic we finally arrived and unloaded. I made it to the MacAfee Knob trailhead by 4pm and headed up the AT. Roughly 3.9 miles to the summit. I assumed a nice long slow distance pace and chipped away at the miles.
It was cold and windy, the low was supposed to be mid 20's and with the wind chill, I was sure it was close to that already.
I had originally thought about spending the night on the trail, but didn't feel like laying in the freezing cold alone for 8 or so hrs.
I passed a handful of people heading back down the trail, one lady telling me I was going the wrong way.....she was wrong. I was headed north, and up. Hoping to make the summit by sunset.
I had light for about half of the return trip and then I finally got to try out my Black Diamond Storm. That headlamp is amazing. With several different settings, I could customize the light that I needed to see the trail. I can't wait to use it again!
Tomorrow, I had plans to head to Carvins Cove to do a run out there.
Posted by Stephen at 8:32 AM