May 23rd 2008 6:57 pm
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Wed May 14
Last night`s campsite on the AT was rather picturesque. We saw the sun set in the evening then rise again this morning!
Dad and I hiked several miles of the Appalacian Trail---AT--- today heading north to the Blackrock Hut. We were low on water, so dad detoured off of the AT to fill up at the spring beside the Blackrock Hut. There was another hiker there who had spent the night and was just packing up to leave,getting a rather late start as it was after noon when we arrived at the hut. She was headed south to Georgia then over a new trail to Alabama. While we were there, another hiker happened by who was northbound to Harpers Ferry. He got a fire going in the fire pit and as it was a tad chilly, Dad and I warmed ourselves by the fire.
We hiked back over Blackrock summit and then down to the Big Run Portal Trail. This old horse trail follows along Big Run stream crossing it several times which ment that we had to ford the stream several times. The current was a bit swift but really wasn`t to difficult to ford. We hiked up the Rocky Mountain run trail and camped beside a pleasant waterfall for night 4. The weather today was sunny and mild in the morning, but high clouds moved in in the afternoon and it grew a tad more chilly.
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