This friday our hiking meetup group (obsessive compulsive backpackers) is heading out for Cold Mountain (Jefferson N Forest), hiking in at night, departing Newport News at 1900, stopping in charlottesville for snacks then on to the trailhead. About a 1 mile hike to the camp site. Plan is for a day hike to Pleasant Mtn hike. The hike out links up with the tree tunnel aka the ‘AT’ at around pig or hog something shelt and winds about 6 miles up over Cole (that’s right Cole mountain), nobody knows why the difference, the name on the USGS quad is cole mtn; and down to the parking lot.
Hiked this in Feb 10, had a summer pad and froze my ass off! Also made a rookie mistake of leaving the cap on my water bottle, which froze solid. However, I was smart enough to pour water into my pot the night before, although it froze I was able to just put it on the stove and thaw it out and make breakfast.
Anywho…I’ll be making biscuits in my bakepacker, with SAUSAGE!! (frozen turky patties!)