Sunday June 25, 2017
Smarts Mountain Fire Cabin 12.4 miles
Total mileage 747.5
I fell asleep before 7 pm last night. A day if hiking can sure wear you out. I woke up during the night and noticed all kinds of light flashing outside my tent. It was fireflies. It looked like twinkling stars!
We started the day early and the weather was cool. I was the first one out of camp with SOULFLOWER right behind me. The temperature was perfect and the sun was shining. Now if the trail was free of cobwebs, that would have been ideal. I get a lot of cobwebs since I am usually the first one up. They drive me nuts. It is so annoying to feel them on your skin! 😠 We were soon passed by two young men age 17 and 19 that were out for a month. Yea, they could now clear the path of cobwebs.
Today we tackled Smarts Mountain. It was a climb up to 3200 feet over four miles. I have to say it was FUN! There were rock ledges with amazing views and some rebar climbing involved. My fear of heights has definitely decreased. I was walking up some of these rock ledges like they were nothing new.
As I was climbing my way up the mountain I get passed, by a young man. I’m guessing he was in his 20’s. And he was wearing a woman’s skirt. Now I have seen men out here wearing kilts, but this was a real womans skirt with… blue butterflies on it!