Tower Trail

Prepare to Descend – This is one of two very steep sections on the Tower Trail and one of the steepest sections in the wilderness. +1

Unexpected ice – there was a lot more ice on the trail than I expected. Hercules Glades – Day One. +1

Gary, happy on the trail – Note the amount of water on the trail in the background. It was yet another wet feet hike. 2 pictures

More wet trails – In places it was ankle deep.

Wilderness Escape (again) – Two nights in Hercules Glades. A severe thunderstorm, wet and muddy trails, wonderful falls, a ghost from the past, some stupid mistakes and overall, a good time. Trip write-up: 12-minute read. 30 pictures.

Uphill – Day Three and out … It seems that most trips finish at the top of a climb. One-minute read, 4 pictures

The Hunchback of Hercules – While hiking west on the Pilot (Tower) Trail to the bluffs I was caught by a thunderstorm. Finally a real chance to try out my rain poncho! It worked fine, but with the temperatures up in the mid eighties it was hot and humid with it on. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. Trip write-up: Eight-minute read, 40 pictures

Solo Backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness — After a busy week, I made a snap decision to go backpacking. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 35 pictures

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