Lake Chatuge Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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After leaving Asheville we werent really sure where we were heading next to spend the memorial long weekend. We had seen enough of cities for the time being and wanted to head somewhere we could relax and do some kayaking. We decided on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee Georgia and luckily there was one room left at the Lodge.
What a surprise …
... crowded since it was only five miles from the gap that led to the first town stop (so we expected people to be either staying in town or doing more than five miles), but the shelter had been packed full with 14 people and another 20 or so camped in tents and hammocks around it. Since it was supposed to rain the next night too, Smokescreen, Co-Ed and I got out of the shelter literally at the crack of dawn, some of the first people up and going, to try to get spots in the ...
... Co-ed and I decided to knock out another 6 miles over a mountain so we wouldn't have to do it the next day (Mooch was a ways behind us and ended up staying at the shelter with another hiker who's been going about the same pace we have, Seeker). This was both a great and a terrible idea. When we finished, we were so glad we didn't have to do it the next day, but it was probably too early to be doing so many miles and our ...
... down the trail to get in another couple miles before turning in. Even though it was a gross, wet evening, it wasn't too bad out of the rain and taking to my fellow hikers.
Some of those I talked to were Smokescreen (Steve), Co-ed (Dave) and Mooch (Emily), and we decided to get a cabin at Neel Gap in two days together since they fit four people. With that plan in mind, we set out for Lance Creek campground about 7.5 miles away, about halfway to ...
... my own thing when I hike, so I was given the name Cruise Control (Cruise for short). Georgia was fun, but challenging. There were a lot of climbs where you think you would be at the top only to turn the corner and see that you still have a quarter mile of uphill to go. Needless to say I was thrilled when we crossed the border into North Carolina 2 days ago. It was ...