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Africaman - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2013

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City: Taylors
State: SC
Country: USA
Begins: May 11, 2013
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Apr 12th, 2015
Start: Hauser Creek
End: Glen Canyon
Daily Distance: 17
Trip Distance: 86.8
Hours Hiked: 10.5

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Entry Visits: 1,714
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Edge of Lake Moran

Hauser Creek to Glen Canyon

The rest of the gang who had straggled in last evening were packing up, ready to go, so I joined them, off at 7:30am, heading for the first major series of switchback trail, climbing 1.5 hrs to the top of Morena Butte and its little brother, right behind it! Boy, I was glad horses can't go straight up the butte sides! Arrived at the intersection of Lake Morena park and the road to the right, leading to Oak Shores Grocery and Deli at 9:00am. Now, those are some friendly folks, giving a large helping of sawmill gravy and biscuits, and decent Southern sweet tea for breakfast! She even filled my mix jug with sweet tea to go! Also packed a sandwich to go, for supper.
Returned to the intersection and turned right to continue on the trail, stopping by the corner of the park to say Hi to some of our original gang. Then back on to the hot, sandy, dry trail running along the now dry lake bed. There is very little shade, so the umbrella was nice. Cottonwood Creek bridge was a cool break spot, but no water. The next stop was Boulder Oaks Campground which was empty, but had the water spigot turned on, and had shaded picnic tables to use!
The original sleeping stop was to be Yellow Rose Spring, but at the last moment I decided to push to Glen Canyon. So it turned out to be a 17 mile section, with cowboy camping among the leaves. No hot supper--too hot overall to fix something hot!

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