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Ascent to Wesser Bald-Fork Mtn-The Jumpoff on 2007-05-26

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Saturday, May 26, 2007
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Wesser Bald - Fork Mtn-The Jumpoff
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4230 ft / 1289 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #13 ---- GRILLED HAMBURGERS AND WINE ----

A very short, mostly downhill day, morning arrival at wesser NC, nantahala river, NOC, hostel. A very busy, touristy place w whitewater rafting being the main attraction.

After checking in at the hostel, I shopped at NOC, looking for gear that would LIGHTEN MY LOAD. I bought an alcohol/solid fuel stove, to replace my heavier whisperlite MSR (white gas), low socks & low gaiters (my high ones were too warm). I boxed my old gear and left it w NOC, for my son, Michael, to pick on the 30th, on his way to fontana dam, to drop off my grandson, Marcus.

Back at the hostel, I looked after my usual errands. 4 others in for the night. For dinner we were served GRILLED HAMBURGERS AND WINE, by Kerry & Steven. A NC couple, who comes up every year for 2 wks, providing this service to all thru hikers. "Trail Angels".

Chris came in late, I was in my bag & didn't chat, He was in the next room.

"THERE IS NOTHING CLOSER THAN EXCHANGING A BIG WARM HUG WITH A CLOSE FRIEND"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:330 ft / 101 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:330 ft / 101 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:AT day #13 nb-wesser bald shelter/wesser,NOC
    Trailhead:wesser bald shelter  3900 ft / 1188 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb
    Trailhead:wesser NC NOC hostel on the nantahala river  



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