Day 27: Max Patch Sunrise and a Skunk; Maybe

Appalachian Trail: Day #27

Max Patch Summit –> Deer Park Mountain Shelter: 16.6 miles

Total AT miles: 270.5

The decision to camp on Max Patch was a good one and a moment I’ll remember for a long time. I may have been a bit tired the next day – Me and Goat stayed up staring at the stars long after the sun had set and I woke the group at 6am for sunrise – but it was worth the crankiness. We see far too few sunrises and even fewer as epic as this.

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Tent city atop Max Patch.

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Maria enjoying the sunrise from her front porch.

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Dr. Kool-Aid and My Shadow soaking in the view as well.

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Finch and Mountain Goat enjoying Hot Chockey at sunrise. Talk about happy campers!

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Mountain Goat and finch enjoying the view.
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They got a kick out of me running around and rolling on the ground trying to capture the moment.
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My oatmeal breakfast with honey!

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Sawyer water filter are AWESOME. Their bags, not so much. My Shadow had this one for only a couple weeks before it sprung enough leaks to sink the Titanic.
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Always in the mood for trail magic!
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Chalk on a shelter. Love it.
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A mailbox for the trail register.
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Mountain Goat walking a dead log leaning against a tree like a tight rope.

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Nightly dinner in the jet boil.
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A baby skunk?
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I’m not entirely sure. It came running into camp with no fear of us. Luckily it posed no problems nor did it spray me (if it was, in fact, a skunk) as I took it’s picture.
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2 thoughts on “Day 27: Max Patch Sunrise and a Skunk; Maybe

  1. Kodak…what is making this journal special is the great photography and this particular post is the best yet. Very enjoyable!

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