We had a much nicer night sleeping in the tarp and not at very high elevation. Our first ascent was up Snowbird Mountain. The FAA has a tower up there (looks like the one off Seemsville Road for my homies) and also apparently maintains the “bald” aspect by keeping it relatively mowed. It created a different atmosphere to the trail vs. the normal forest look.
Later in the day we summitted another even cooler looking bald called Max Patch. I think we were hiking in an area that used to be primarily used for agriculture because it had some old cattle fences and barbed wire and such. In any case, it had some unique views and looks. It seemed to be a pretty popular destination for day hikers, too.
There was also a third mountain (Walnut) with a mostly clear summit.
Pretty cool stuff today again. This trail is amazing. Continue reading