|The LGLA route|
|29 oz. and 3000+ Calories|
I expected that the LGLA loop would become a convenient overnight training hike later this spring. But this weekend, spring came early. In exchange for lows in the 50's, I was willing to endure the forecasted drizzles. I packed my sack and set out in a clockwise direction at 4:20 PM on Friday.
|Ascending Bracken Mtn.|
|Dawn at Gloucester Gap|
|Looking Glass from Pilot Mtn.|
|Highlands of the Great Balsams|
|Tennent Mtn. from the MST|
|Skinny Dip Falls|
|Between Clawhammer and Black Mtn.|
|The ridge off Black Mtn.|
|Approaching Oskar Blues from bike path|
|A lot of beer|
Thought I'd share this: I love tiny cord locks, but never seem to have enough of them. There's no local source and they can cost $0.50 or more each (minus shipping). While hiking, I thought about trying out tiny zip ties as substitutes, which are widely available and relatively cheap. A small packet can provide more than enough locks for many projects. They're just the trick for small diameter cords...
|Tiny zip ties as substitute cord locks|