Saturday, March 26, 2011
Technically, March 20th is still winter, so this counted as a winter hike in the mountains. It wasn't the warmest day we have had this March, but when the sun came out it was very pleasant and even during overcast spells we were easily warm enough provided we kept moving. Boudin did great. The terrain didn't seem to bother him and with everybody's encouragement he managed to keep up the pace - not that he got fatigued but if it were up to him he'd stop to smell every tree in the forest. We did the circuit from Browns Gap parking area on Skyline Drive down a fire road to the trail that takes you past Doyles River Fall and Jones Run Falls back up the the AT. After one cheeky shortcut near Dundo camping area we reckon the mileage to be about six dead.