Sat, May 15 2004 - Difficult Day Hike on the AT (High
Rock) (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Jeff Schneider, Mike Gorman, Rob, Dmitri Levitas, Debbie Hines, Paul Hines, Larakay Anderson, Ted Hellen|
This hike had the common distractions--the threat of a
thunderstorm, a slip on a stream crossing, and some
immature non-MOCers disturbing the peace at an overlook.
There was a happy ending, however. We finished the tough
13-mile hike, and despite a lot of thunder, we avoided a
At 9:15, we began the hike to High Rock. The organizer was a
bit confused, as a large portion of the trail had been rerouted
since he last hiked it in the fall. Fortunately, the new route did
take us to some scenic meadows.
A few stream crossings followed and no one had any problem
rock hopping, except one hiker whose foot slipped off the rock
and into the stream. Larakay provided instant relief with an
extra pair of (dry) socks. Thanks Larakay!
The climb up to High Rock was a workout, but we were
rewarded with the fantastic view. Unfortuantely, there is a
parking area at the view, and this led to some Harley bikers
joining us. Their loud conversation about various 'issues'
didn't make for the most peaceful of lunches.
On the way back, we heard a lot of thunder. It drizzled for a
bit, but that was it. Apparently the storm went north of
It was a great feeling to finish this hike. Some of us celebrated
by getting some ice cream on the way back. Jeff ate too fast
and got 'ice cream headache,' but it went away after a few
Thanks to everyone who came out and I hope you had a
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