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howdy.....

spent a night down along the south fork of citico creek last weekend.....

the route was----BMT>Fodderstack Trail>South Fork Citico Creek Trail>campsite just beyond intersection with jeffrey hell trail>spend night>jeffrey hell trail>road walk back to car....



It rained on friday night which made everything a touch damp, but hell, it was still in the 70's which meant i was hiking in shorts and a tshirt....


cold spring gap





coming down south fork citico creek trail and it passes the spring that starts this creek off.....





the trail has two distinct parts----the upper steep part which is more traillike, and this leads into the bottom part which is an old roadbed....

which means artifacts of the days past....





and an old stove....




and with the rain, the trail had a few of these.....


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got a new pair of boots and put em through the test....






and here's my leg with the new boots.....





my campsite was a few yards from this falls.....





here's what the campsite looked like after i packed up on sunday....





just upstream from campsite was this water fall...


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jeffery hell trail was sorta like south fork citico creek trail....

two distinct parts of the trail......

only for jeffrey it was reversed----steep part at the bottom, then changes over to an old roadbed at a gap....





along the trail, is rock tree....




and with an old roadbed, comes an old bridge...




on the road walking back to car---at one of the pull offs on the barrier was this......





at the stateline.....

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Very nice trip report Kevin.
I've never actually been on the Jeffrey Hell trail.
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It can be done as an easy dayhike......

The upper part coming off the skyway is a gentle downhill on a railroad crew, and wide open.........it changes over to a smaller trail, still easy ti follow, at a gap.........goes downhill to south fork from there....from the gap, its about 40 minutes or less to creek.....
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That trail was named after a fella who went looking for his hunting dogs and his friends warned him not to go due to the thickness of the underbrush, hence the name Hell and his name was jeffrey. It fits if you ask me because the last time I was up on Bob's bald, I parked at that trailhead. Later that night had some hunting dogs join us on top and wanted to get aquatinted with my Beagle. One of the dogs was a pitbull mix and was injured by a bear. It got slapped by the bear cause his jaw was broken and bleeding. He wasn't aggressive, he was in shock and decided to curl up in our bivy under our tarp. while he circled trying to find the sweet spot, like most dogs do he painted the bivy and sleeping bag with blood. Not much we could do. He didn't have his collar so we couldn't call the owner. The other dogs were getting aggressive with our dog so we had to hoof it out at 3 in the morning.
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