Appalachian Trail Newfound Gap to Charlie’s Bunion

Appalachian Trail Newfound Gap to Charlie’s Bunion

I had a late evening run on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday 8/21/10. I did not take too many pictures because the trail was very wet and muddy. There was water from 1/8 to 3/4 inch running in places with lots of wet rocks and roots and some deep mud. Thus I kept my phone in my hydration pack pocket most of run. Here is what I got. It was a great run. This a a very rough section of trail for a short out and back run.

Aeriel View of my run from SportTracks uploaded from Garmin 305
Elevation Profile from SportTracks
Why they are called the Smoky Mountains!
Didn't get any pictures of roughest, rockiest parts of trail. This was one of the easy sections!
Big rocks, little rocks, loose rock, wet rocks. They were all here.
Another log step up section.
Very Rooty Trail. Still not the roughest sections. Especially on this wet day.
Charlie's Bunion. At the top. This is the rock formation from which the name of this section of the Appalachian Trail comes from.

One of the haziest days I've been on the mountian.

Another view of the Bunion like rock formation at the top.

The Great Smoky Mountains!

Hard to tell here but New Balance MT100's were soaked and muddy but felt great. I had already wiped off my legs some.