Went backpacking in Stony Valley from Sunday to Monday. We got on the trail around 2:00 and were at the Rausch Creek Shelter off the Appalachian Trail by 3:30. After making camp, Brian and I took a hike to an old cemetery east of Rausch Creek and paid our respects to John Proud and his two plot mates. Around the time we began our hike back to the shelter it began to sleet. It then began to rain. We had supper and spent some time spinning yarns, but we all hit the rack by 7:00. When we got up 12 hours later there was 3 inches of snow on the ground and blue skies. It was a beautiful morning to hike out. As usual, we had a big breakfast at the Farmer's Wife. Additional images can be viewed by clicking on the slide show below.
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