Thanksgiving 2017

It was sunny and cool in the mountains this weekend. Minus 2C at night with a frost on the car in the morning. It never really warmed up enough during the day to go without a fleece. 

On Thursday I headed to Gorges State Park again. I was determined to get passed the muddy hill I bottled out on last time. Unfortunately, just as I got to it I ran into a different obstacle and had to turn around again. 

I went for lunch instead. Cheese, onion and tomato hoagie with honey Dijon mustard, and salt and vinegar chips. Pineapple soda and a banana. That’s a Morakniv stuck in the table. Very cool Swedish-made bushcraft knives. 

Here’s the setup inside the Jeep. Garmin sat nav on road, Gaia sat nav off road and Sirius sat radio for on and off road. That’s a CB radio over the mirror.

On Friday morning I drove up to Table Rock. It was 13 miles of gravel road with some fantastic scenery.

In the afternoon, I traveled over to Cataloochee Valley to check in on the elk. It’s rutting season.  As two of the stags were having a stare down one of their ladies was checking me out.

I was late leaving the valley and took the back roads out. The sun set very quickly leaving me to drive 20 miles up and down the sides of the mountains in the dark. I was glad of the aftermarket LED headlights and floods. 

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