Kyle and I had such fun on Sunday’s adventure that we went out again last night. Hoffman Notch is a 7.5 mile pass between the Washburn Ridge and Blue Ridge. We parked at the south end, hiked up almost to Blue Ridge Rd at the north end, then turned around and headed back, camping along the way about halfway back.
I thought we’d hang our hammocks in the trees up on the ledge in that last picture, but after we finished eating we decided to hike some more. We ended up almost back at Big Marsh. It was a chilly night, and I think Kyle didn’t sleep great. But that meant he was ready to make breakfast while I was still waking up. For the first time, he got out the stove and got the water boiling with nothing but half-asleep verbal instructions from his father. That was really the last item on the list of skills he needs to do solo trips. Breakfast was oatmeal and soft-boiled eggs, and it was yummy. We hit the trail around 7:30.
Not pictured is a very giant humongous and large rock that is mentioned in 50 Hikes it’s so big, that we somehow missed on the way in. We gawked at it on the way out, but didn’t take a picture for some reason.
Last year I slept outside 40 nights. I have a sort of goal to hit 50 nights this year. Last night puts me on pace for 44. Obviously I need to go camping more often.