My adventure was pretty awesome. Plus, I went to the Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo as a grande finale. The adventure was supposed to start on Thursday, but I got off later than expected. So my friends and I went to an Oyster Bar (my first time) and watched Gravity.
Early Friday, we drove to Mt. Mitchell. It took about four hours. The first day at Mitchell, we hiked 11 miles, then setup camp. I was preparing to cook a hot meal, when a wind gust blew over my stove (my friends say I kicked it over). It was really cold, but I had the right gear to keep me warm. One of my buddies braved it and slept under a tarp in a hammock in a summer sleeping bag - #MAN
The next day, we only hiked seven miles and set up another camp site. That night, the weather drizzled on us. But it wasn’t a big deal. I redeemed myself twice by cooking two gourmet meals on the stove. I ate and slept like a champ. Did I mention there were shots of moon shine to keep us warm.
Sunday morning, we hiked about two miles to my truck. Then we drove to Raleigh, only stopping to take showers at a truck stop. The food truck rodeo was awesome. There were about 40 trucks and 30 different beers. I’m no glutton, but for once, it felt good to eat like one.
Long story short, for the first time, I backpacked, drank REAL moon shine, ate oysters and went to a food truck rodeo.
PS - Watch Gravity. It’s only 75 minutes-ish.