I woke up Wednesday morning with excitement. It had now come the time I had worked up to, studied up to and was just plain rip-rearing to go. I was about to head out to Land Between the Lakes (LBL) for a three-day, 30 mile hike with three guys I had never met before. One of them I had conversations with on Facebook.
I grabbed my gear, jumped in the truck and drove to the South Welcome Center at LBL. I approached the lady behind the counter to see where I might park near Golden Pond Center. I had heard that they closed the gates so I didn’t want my truck being locked in on Friday when we finished. She told me I could park at Jenny Ridge picnic area and access the trail from there. I grabbed three Snickers bars as a peace-offering and made my way north to Jenny Ridge. I…
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