3.07.2009

2003 :: Panther Creek

I am so ready to go on weekend backpacking trips. This weekend would've been PERFECT, if only Steven hadn't had to be on call. Supposed to have rained, and so far it has not materialized. I bet it will be here in the morning.

Panther Creek was the nearest, best and favorite place to go for a weekend hike from Atlanta. A couple hours drive to the north, into the Appalachians, with a beautiful trail that parallels the stream, sometimes high above it, often right next, sometimes crisscrossing. We went there so many times with Trotsky. One time we watched him chasing something, slip into the stream, and tumble down a long waterfall. Another time i slipped and had a freak accident that frightened us both (I still have a strange hole in my left leg muscle from that). One time one of Trotter's friends Petey came along with us and committed terrible dog transgressions. Often we would practice Tai Chi on big rocks in the center of the stream... wish we'd taken more photos of that!



4 comments:

BennyB said...

hey sam, we should plan for some hiking this coming summer! panther creek sounds interesting & nice pics too.

Ultra Dave said...

Nothing like hanging out in the woods. I haven't been camping in years!

Ice John's World said...

Sounds like it must be warm enough in your area for the camping trip already. Hope that you guys had fun.

J Catlow-Shea said...

I used to go camping all the time with my family as a child - haven't been in AGES. I don't know that I would be so good at completely roughing it for the weekend but I sure do miss the hikes through the mountains...

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