Saturday, January 17, 2015
Tri-Corner Knob Shelter
We make our way towards our Saturday night destination, Tri-Corner Shelter and enjoy all the sites the trail has to offer. The weather starts to kick in as rain comes and goes throughout the day.
We stopped at Pecks Corner Shelter for a quick lunch and to fill up on water. The journal at the shelter told of some recent bear activity in the area. I'm glad we were not staying at this shelter for that reason plus there was a rather raunchy smell in the air..like something had died. We didn't stick around to find out what it was...time to hike on.
We get to Tri-Corner Shelter with plenty of day light to spare. There was a nice older couple there as well as another older hiker doing a solo hike. The trail attracts hikers from many places and there is no limit to how old a hiker can be. It is also nice to trade stories with people that are doing section hikes like me. Lots to learn and sharing stories is a great way to do that.
Tri-Corner was a nice shelter complete with bear cables and a privy. It also had a nice over hang roof that proved rather useful with the rain. Since the rain wasn't letting up, Kurt and I decided to set up our tents inside the shelter underneath the over hang. It worked out nicely....no rain...no mice. Oh, we heard them all around us but we were both zipped up in our own tents so no worries.