If you cowboy camp, you do not have to worry about a bear dragging you from your tent.
– Drop n’ Roll, CDT thru-hiker
Seneca Lake to Beaver Park
This was one of those days I could have taken a photo every 5 minutes and each would seem like the best one of the day. The day started with a stunning sunrise over Seneca Lake and the beauty only continued on our cross-country route over Knapsack Col. This extra route by far was the highlight of our CDT trip. The day’s weather only added to the experience. In one single day the weather was cloudy, hot, sunny, rainy with thunder and hail, and cold. Oh and we also have the pleasure of the buggiest night yet. Silly Chili is currently desperately trying to kill mosquitoes that managed to get into his tent.
Our group is now ready for bear country. We are all equipped with bear spray, and tonight was our first time hanging our food. We also stopped to cook before we camped to avoid food smells in camp. I am using a cuben fiber bear kit from Zpacks and Silly Chili did a fine job of hanging our stuff.