Sam had a float trip down along the Catwaba River that I was invited too. I had lucky come into the temporary possession of a kayak from James at work. All before spending time at the USWWC
Last trip before Lasik Surgery, was to do some summer climbing up in the New River Gorge. This trip was complied with Sam and Jeff. We drove up late Friday evening in Sam’s truck. All 3 of us need to get a way for the weekend.
Looking at our schedules we would not be able to make it to the real beach in sometime. So 1 weekend in June would be our only option for getting my toes in some sand.
For Memorial Day, we went to the smoky mountains. We took the long way around bu going up to I40 and down passed Knoxville. Driving into Gatlinburg we could see all the burned out structures for the previous year’s fire.
In late April, Joe and I made a beta bid for the a free ascent on the Glass Menagerie at Looking Glass Rock. This would be a adventure on a real rock climb up the shear granite face of the north side.