Standing Indian Mountain 5500 ft above the world

It was a short day for us, all we had to do was to climb Standing Indian Mountain and head to the shelter we would have hit other day.  8.5 miles to Carter Gap Shelter from Deep Gap with just a mountain in between us, easy day.  The four of us headed out each at [...]

The hero of zero day

With the bad weather impending it became quite apparent wet weren't the only ones that got off the trail. Upon checking in at the Sapphire Inn, wet quickly noticed some of our friends that had taken the same opportune moment to escape as well. Sharing stories and talking we caught up on each others past [...]

Flash Flood

I awoke to the sound of heavy rain, checking my watch I knew it was early, at 4 am.  It didn't take long to fall back asleep from the previous days climb.  Awaking again at 6:30 I packed up all the things in my tent into my bag and headed for the shelter. There I [...]