Campsites on Avery creek were occupied, parked the furthest up creek yet. Cold & clear night.
Plan is to drive back into TN to Ocoee & Talasi trails. Ocoee was the kayak venue of the 96 Olympics.
Route 64 is another twister. These western NC roads are very mountainous: narrow, no shoulder, twisty, snakey. Lots of upper body work out.
River @ kayak course has been robbed for hydro electric & maybe no runoff. River flow was an issue I’m sure like Spokane River for the Falls is becoming.
Drove to Ocoee RS seeking info. Volunteer filled me up. Said Hanging Rock XG at the Tanasi TH has 4 tent sites and is free. Concern that only 4 sites available with the beautiful weather and reputation of trail system would mean full up. I argued w/ him asking for other sites in case. Drove back up river to XG. Empty.
Walked up the downhill trail aways. Going to be a fun ride. Trail tread appears to be smooth but lines will be high speed fun. Machine cut trail but played with slope: nice control point ups b4 a corner. Not outsloped. I cut thorn vines away from edge of trail.
XG is across river from highway. Traffic noise ove rthe roar of the river h2o dropped back into river downstream of generator. if you can steal the h20…. .
Only rig around. Drank a bit of moonshine listening to Springsteen on XM radio. Old concerts from ’70s.
Won’t make the dropping of the ball.
Forecast for tomorrow is another good day.
Enjoy the snow you folks in Spokane.