Thursday, February 12, 2009

Little Mitten And The Roanoke Powwow

I went to dance at a powwow in Roanoke and met a Cherokee dancer named Little Mitten and we hit it off and got to know each other better over the following weeks. When I got back to my Tipi in NC we corresponded with each other and I called her and eventually went to visit her in east TN, about 200 miles south of Boone. She invited me to move down and set up a primitive camp along Chickasaw Creek, a little area of level land next to a ever-flowing spring. So began my introduction to the Chickasaw Creek Camps and the backpacking trails of the Citico and Slickrock wilderness in the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests.

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