the SISTER ACT & the BEAST 1996
Our second hike on the AT took place June 2 - 7, 1996.
We did the section from Neels Gap where we ended our hike in 1995 to Dick's Creek 36.9 and... lets just say 40 miles!!
Learned a lot of stuff on our first trip like stuff we could leave behind, what kind of clothes work best for me, IM A heavy sweater and in summer in GA its gonna be MUGGY and so I've opted to take quick dry hiking shorts and mesh shirts with nylon sports bras underneath..stuff that will DRY quickly, Cotton doesnt dry period in humid weather!!
My Son JT is using the trail name Beasty Boy, which is after one of his favorite bowling balls!! He is a bowling nut at this point in his life and he loves nature and camping too!
... June 1, 1996.
On the day we are to leave First Im meeting Lex Glover from the SC Dept of Natural Resources. He is coming to band the baby owls that were born in my owl nest box!! Little Red Phase Screech Owls. I waiting for Mama Bird to leave the box then I taped a piece of cardboard over the hole to keep her out so Lex doesnt get a BITE from mom while he examines and bands the chicks. I know Lex from my bird club and Ive been on many bird walks led by him he is a top notch birder!!
Stash safely stashed so we head to Hiawassee where we reserved rooms for the 7th the day we get off the trail @ the Hiawassee Inn, then we headed for Blairsville, GA we have a reservation for rooms at the Best Western there for tonight!
We ate at the Catfish Corner, where the food was "not so hot"...after dinner we did some shopping and we looked around a cemetery in town that looked old...some graves dated back to 1891. I made a call to Mr. Shakespear who would be providing our transport we are to meet him at Dicks Creek at 9 am.
The sky was threatening as we unloaded paid Mr. Shakespear and headed into the center for our last flush toilet break for the next 5 days!!
THE SISTER ACT IS ON THE TRAIL AGAIN!!!!
Follow the White Blazes to Our hike, click tab Day One