September 26, 1982
What otherwise could have been a spectacular hike was literally
dampened by the weather-rain; lots of it, and all day.
As a result, 14 enthusiastic hikers braved the very steep and rough
Sharps Creek Road drive to arrive at the trailhead convinced that
the predicted “showers” would pass—one hiker even
braved bringing shorts in her pack; a true optimist!
The clouds teased us occasionally by lifting somewhat to prove that
vistas are plentiful in this country, but views were limited.
Everywhere one looked the vine maples were resplendent red and yellow
colors signaling that autumn has truly arrived in the high country.
Historic and contemporary gold mines were seen along the route and the
hikers traveled along the historic Knott trail to our appointed destination.
As our soggy and cold group ate lunch in a wooded area at the base of
Adams Mountain, we decided that the weather was the winner and we turned
The greatest part of the hike was sharing the experience with the group,
consisting of Bob Foster, Jenny Gnose, Dot Leland, Fred and Jean Richardson,
Henrietta Richmond, Velma Shirk, Robin Steussy, Suzanne Steussy,
Gene Thaxton, Doris and Merle Traudt, Paula Vehrs, and leader Fran Gnose.