The deal is, Mike and Jack talked me in to doing the House Mtn Loop as a dayhike, so we set out in the afternoon on Sunday and did some bushwhacking and had a wonderful day and beat the rain.  Big Fun.  Even nicer without a pack.  Hope everyone is geared up for Cumberland Gap next weekend.  Dave McGhee is going to sing more spiritual hymns and I will provide the sack lunches.

Sir Walter Scott