By Marshall on 3/3/2009
Distance: 22.00 Miles Duration: 1 day, 12 hours
Left north trail head @7am hiked to shelter arrived at shelter @ around 2pm. I never saw anyone else on the trail, great day for a hike around 75 degree's. During the night the wind picked up gusting over 30mph and stayed windy all the next day with high temp 85 and very humid. Cached water at 512 road crossing. I left one gallon there and topped off going south and returning north. There are a lot of tree's down from the hurricane, but trail is clear. I only saw two mile markers but my GPS was helpful keeping track of milage. I hope to get back this year to hike south end to shelter, but It may be next fall because of other hikes in the works. Sorry I can not get pics to upload. The shelter was in good shape but a table would have been nice. I did not use the shelter exept for eating because i chose to sleep in my hammock but it is big enough to put a tent inside if you want to. It is not a hard trail but 22 miles in 33 hours was a good challenge. Well worth the 4 hour drive!!!!
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