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Day 46, April 29th

Posted by on April 29, 2013

10 miles day today. But it was an awesome 10 mile day.

Left the Black Bear Resort around 10:30am. Great place and hope they keep doing a great job for all the hikers.

Beautiful day today. Sunny and warm. Glad we waited because 3 miles down the trail was an awesome waterfall. Laurel falls is beautiful!

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We hung out at the falls for about 20 minutes. Took pictures and rehydrated for the climb up Pond Flats. Just another 1600 foot climb in 2 miles. Normal day on the AT.

The climb wasn’t too bad and we made it over the top and had some lunch. We only had another 3-4 miles to go before the campsite so we took our time.

We arrived at US Route 321 at around 4:30pm. Wautaga Lake was across the road so we checked it out. It was a really nice park with a swimming area.

We took a long break and just hung out in the sun watching the ducks and geese. Gus chased sticks that we threw in the water and got soaked. It was Gus’s first time in a lake. He loved it. Think I created a monster. He didn’t want to get out.

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Once we got to the campsite Monk went to do some investigating of the surrounding area. He found a rope swing. Solo, Monk, and I had some fun and took turns swinging into the lake. The water was freezing but it was worth it.

After the rope swing we were soaked and cold so we went and gathered fire wood. Built a nice campfire and warmed up and dried our clothes.

The campsite has an amazing view of the mountains we just went over. Amazing in the setting sun. It’s a great day to be alive.

4 Responses to Day 46, April 29th

  1. Mom

    Hi Sweetie, Had a good laugh – great pic of Gus! sounds like you are enjoying life! So happy you are having such a positive experience! I could use some of your spirit about now!! Love and prayers always!! Mom

  2. Memere

    Were almost having a heat wave here in Maine, it wwent up to 70.haha. The rest of the week should be nice weather. Gus looks real cool on that picnic table. Hope to see more pictures of him & you. Well I guess It’s past my bed time, almost 1am. So Happy Trail, God Bless!! Love U, Memere

  3. Dad

    Hey Nick,
    It was Great to See & Hear from You on Facetime … Literally πŸ™‚ Your Face has gotten Darker over time, meaning No Shaving πŸ™‚ You’ll be called Grizzly “Sticks” when You Finish πŸ™‚ Hey, I want to patent that name πŸ™‚ Cool Pics … Keep’m Com’n πŸ™‚ I’m glad You got that Knee Brace … But don’t push it too hard πŸ™‚
    I’m getting ready for the 15 day Asian Trip and will hopefully be able to keep tabs on Ya while I’m away πŸ™‚
    God Speed & God Bless!
    Love, Dad

    • Nick

      Lol. Thanks! Hope you have a good trip. Talk with you soon.

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