Thru-Thinker's January 2007 Grayson Highlands Weekender Hike  

For 2001 AT Hike old times sake, and to get out of the house and confirm global warming, Thru-Thinker (Clark), Fingers (Rob) and The King (Brian) trekked a few miles on the AT this past weekend (Jan. 10-13). The Highlands were beautiful, as usual!

My Toyota truck in Damascus; the good folk at Mt. Rogers Outfitters were kind enough to let us park in their shuttle lot.
My Toyota truck in Damascus; the good folk at Mt. Rogers Outfitters were kind enough to let us park in their shuttle lot.
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The King and Fingers are raring to go!
The King and Fingers are raring to go!
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The beavers are out in force as we walk north on the Creeper Trail.
The beavers are out in force as we walk north on the Creeper Trail.
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Industrial strength beavers!
Industrial strength beavers!
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Boy that deer tasted good!
Boy that deer tasted good!
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The evidence for global warming was a bit shaky at first; we even slept on snow at the campground in Grayson Highlands on Thursday night, but things sure warmed up fast after that.
The evidence for global warming was a bit shaky at first; we even slept on snow at the campground in Grayson Highlands on Thursday night, but things sure warmed up fast after that.
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01-07 Hike-Grayson Highlands Area 008.jpg
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Despite the name, we managed to find the Lost Mountain Shelter, where we ran into a SOBO hiker (forget his trail name) who has been out almost a year working on a full yo-yo S-N, and now N-S hike.
Despite the name, we managed to find the Lost Mountain Shelter, where we ran into a SOBO hiker (forget his trail name) who has been out almost a year working on a full yo-yo S-N, and now N-S hike.
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