Smoking Sox and Adam at the start of Section 34.
Start of the AT off Pemi
At the top of Mount Liberty
Liberty Springs Tentsite
Gale River Trailhead parking
Packed and ready to go!
The first mile - nice trail with no rocks
Mike 2 - add in some rocks and mud
Occasional views through the trees and the clouds
Mile 3 - more rocks and more incline
Mile 4 - the real climbing starts
Arriving at the Appalachian Trail after a 4.1-mile, 2327' ascent
Just an easy 0.6 miles to the hut
So much for easy...
Sweaty, tired and ready to take a long break
More uphill to the hut
Even more uphill to the hut
The outline of the Galehead Hut appears through the haze
The last small climb to the hut
A combination of thru hikers, section hikers, and day hikers meet up at the Galehead Hut
Solar and wind power charge the batteries for the LED lighting. Propane supplies fuel for the cooking, water heating and refrigeration.