Monday, April 28, 2008

Thru-Hiking the Art Loeb Trail

Last weekend I hiked the entire Art Loeb Trail with several friends. This trail starts at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp, climbs up to Cold Mountain, traverses the Shining Rock Wilderness, crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway, and eventually meanders down to the Davidson River Campground (Near Brevard). It was approximately 33.5 miles. Despite some rain and backpacks weighing in excess of 50 lbs each, we had a blast. Here are some of the highlights.
Ascending to Cold Mountain
Day 1 - Cold Mountain, as seen looking back from the Narrows of the Art Loeb Trail.

Breaking Camp in the Shining Rock Wilderness.















10 comments:

Rick said...

Very very cool.

Welcome home. Take a shower.

Chuck said...

You sir are one sexy sweaty man.

Charlotte said...

Beautiful photos.

Was that the ark you were camping in?

Kyle said...

That's the stuff!
Looks fun.

James said...

Nice photos -- I love that part of the country.

Alan said...

Looks like a great trip, George. Might I now recommend some Ban roll-on and a dab of aftershave.

Jim said...

...and I thought the hike to my bathroom was something...

Steve said...

That looked like a blast. Was it like "Man vs. Wild?" Were you guys making televisions out of vines and twigs and eating worms? That would be cool.

I agree with Jay. That's a beautiful part of the country.

I also agree with Chuck. Not many guys can pull off the sweaty hiker look.

Martha said...

Those pics are great. That looks like a ton of fun too.

Anonymous said...

Great photos of the Art Loeb! I just did the trail last week.. one of the best I've ever done.. You can see my photos of the trail in this album:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jjs6791/WesternNorthCarolina

Thanks again!