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in: anniemac; anniemac > 2019-06-09

Jun 9, 2019 11:39 PM # 
hughmac3:
Next time . . . take your Dad!
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Jun 9, 2019 11:45 PM # 
Sandy:
And your friend!
Jun 10, 2019 12:50 AM # 
JanetT:
Is it a "rough" trail, with roots and/or rocky areas, such that you would encourage one to use hiking poles if one wanted them for balance/stepping up large steps? Or was it more of a gently sloping/well-used trail?

I'd like to try it sometime too.
Jun 10, 2019 1:00 AM # 
anniemac:
Next time I’d love more company! I kind of wanted to prove to myself I could do it alone. But it was so lovely I could go back in a week if anyone’s interested!

It’s a rough trail on the way up—lots of rocks and “where boots go to die,” but the way down is a breeze! I saw a lot of folks with poles.
Jun 10, 2019 4:08 AM # 
JanetT:
Good to know...thanks!
Jun 10, 2019 2:22 PM # 
anniemac:
I used the map and details from this site which are really helpful. Carried my map and compass the whole time! http://www.midatlantichikes.com/pulpitrock-pinnacl...
Jun 10, 2019 3:27 PM # 
Sandy:
Great website! Thanks for the link.
Jun 10, 2019 3:35 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
Super solo fun!! Way to go. Great research and execution.
Jun 10, 2019 3:40 PM # 
anniemac:
Hughmac4, was thinking of you and how easy you make long treks seem when there are a lot of details to manage! Not having my “Sherpa” with me meant carrying my own stuff for a change and I used a horrible backpack that’s actually for yoga stuff. So that was a good lesson! I didn’t mind the weight it was just soooo hot on my back and had dangly straps that drove me nuts. But better to focus on that than anxiety!
Jun 10, 2019 4:25 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
You have a Sherpa?!? Nice! :)

Yeah, sometimes a little annoyance can be pretty useful! Great ultra skill.
Jun 10, 2019 6:52 PM # 
anniemac:
Yes, being my Sherpa on hikes was part of the pre-nup! ;)

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