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Morning view from my hammock

Morning view from my hammock — Camped in Paddy Creek Wilderness, at a spot I’ve nicknamed Paddy Creek Trolltunga. Backpacking the Big Piney Trail, December 2023. Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Day Two

I didn’t bother with the tarp, I enjoyed the night watching the stars and Satellites. The temps dropped to just below freezing, but I was nice and cozy.

I also spent some time last night studying the map, and I’ll carry on as planned. If there’s no water where I want to stop, I’ll keep hiking along the North Loop (less distance to go on Day Three — yay!). I’ll cross a couple of creeks that might have water, and if none do, I found one creek that descends fairly gently (according to the map) down to Little Paddy Creek, I’ll bushwhack down to Little Paddy Creek if necessary.

Copyright © 2023 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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