The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Hump Mountain

Right after leaving Overmountain Shelter, Hansel and Gretel arrived at "the balds." Little Hump Mountain and Hump Mountain reach about 5,600 feet, which is pretty high, though not the highest they have hiked thus far.  The thing that made these mountains tricky was that the siblings climbed these tree-less, shelter-less mountains in wind gust up to 60 miles per hour!  

"We literally could not walk in a straight line," Hansel reported.  The wind would pick up so they marched hard into it, and then it would suddenly drop off, making you fall over.  Gretel was getting quite frustrated by this!  It was also quite chilly to boot!  Somewhere between 20 and 30 degrees.  

Hansel battles the gusts on Hump Mountain

Forest Friend or Foe?

Naked mountain top decorated by a few spindly dead trees

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