Next time . . . take your Dad!
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.
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.
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...
Great website! Thanks for the link.
Super solo fun!! Way to go. Great research and execution.
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!
You have a Sherpa?!? Nice! :)
Yeah, sometimes a little annoyance can be pretty useful! Great ultra skill.
Yes, being my Sherpa on hikes was part of the pre-nup! ;)