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Collecting Old Glass Soda Bottles

The weather was pretty cold and windy in the mountains on Sunday, so we decided it was too cold to climb and we went to Short Off Mountain instead to retrieve a huge pile of old 1960s era glass soda bottles.

We hiked to the top, stashed our climbing gear (in case the weather changed) and continued north for another two miles. It was a perfect day for a hike – cold, windy and sunny with tremendous views of Linville Gorge and Lake James. The pond was full on top of the mountain!

We had seen the pile of bottles on one of the gorge hikes last year and had vowed to return. It was nice to check that small service project off our list. Apparently, there was quite a hunting camp on the north end of Short Off back in the 1960s when a four-wheel drive vehicle could work its way up from Wolf Pit Road and travel along the top. We ended the day back at the bus at about 5 p.m.

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