The second day dawned as good as the first and even a little warmer.It was great view of the surrounding hills
Bob getting everything packed up and ready to move out.
another nice day to walk in the woods
After walking through the Hazel Creek campsite we came to Town Branch (above) had water and small Trout! Interesting it appeared that they had just put brand new power lines through this area.
Hazel Creek had water and some issues getting across, but no one got too wet....
The little things- this is water that "leaks" out of the grasses and plants and freezes in the cold air as it curls escapes into fantastic sculptors
Small mosses and lichens
as well as "turkey" fungus growing all around the trail. I like observing the little views
but of course there are plenty of big views as well.
Bob moving up the trail
Trace Creek old homestead with all the is left is the chimney (above)
More on Eric's Hammock. Getting out of the hammock this morning Eric heard a rip and this is what occurred. we had planned to hike another 5-6 miles today, but since it was mid afternoon and this needed to be repaired and tested we decided to find a campsite just along Trace Creek. We climbed a hill again after getting water and set up camp
Eric had a sewing kit with pre-threaded needles ( thanks goodness because I can't thread a needle anymore without my glasses). we proceeded to sew the hammock back together. And the best part is actually worked!
Bob made another great fire and we relaxed for a very nice evening.