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24 hours in Roan Highlands
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Patrick S
(xpatrickxad) - F

Locale: Upper East TN
24 hours in Roan Highlands on 04/25/2011 15:04:18 MDT Print View

This past weekend I did a quick overnight on the AT in the Roan area. I parked at 19E and hit the trail in the afternoon. I hiked south (it felt so wrong) on the AT to Overmountain and the back the next day. I'm guessing 9-10 miles each day.

The main goal of this trip was to get some views on the the Hump Mountains because every time I've been up there its been hailing, raining, or foggy. What I got was not only great views, but also one of the best wildflower hikes in a long time.

Since I had plenty of daylight and low miles I was talking to everyone that would stop and talk to me. At one point I was chatting with this attractive lady walking her dogs and I was right in front of her and turned my head to say something to her and tripped over a root and fell face first into a tree. Resulting in a hilariously embarassing moment and what looks like a toenail thats going to fall off yet again. haha

All in all it was a fantastic trip that was much more than I expected.

More images on my blog: I keep messing the HTML up and its killing my post. So copy and Paste.

Edited by xpatrickxad on 04/25/2011 15:09:36 MDT.

Patrick S
(xpatrickxad) - F

Locale: Upper East TN
Re: 24 hours in Roan Highlands on 04/25/2011 15:10:48 MDT Print View

This board really needs a "preview post" option like every other message board on the Internet. haha

Edited by xpatrickxad on 04/25/2011 15:12:08 MDT.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: 24 hours in Roan Highlands on 04/25/2011 19:18:49 MDT Print View

Glad you were able to catch the flowers in all their glory!

ASide from the toenail bit I wish I was there with ya. I love that area - most any time of year.