The great thing about the Wild Azalea is all of the fire roads that criss cross the trail giving you a multitude of options for a hike. You can shuttle from car to car with others, make short loop hikes or go out and back in a lot of ways. We chose to drive up friday night and park at Evangeline Camp off of FR 273. We geared up and walked under headlight a little ways down the hill to the Boy Scout camp and set up the tarp for the night.
There was a few ulterior motives for this hike this weekend. Number one was to get out of the house. Number two was to start carrying and training for a heavy load like I'll be carrying on the JMT if i'm lucky enough to get to attempt it this year. I packed in my BearVault bv500 and made it a point to tote and extra liter of water for most of the weekend. As an added bonus I got Ruthie more comfortable with camping in rainy weather in a tarp.
Jamming: Scott H. Biram "Nothin But Blood"