Day 1: Parked at Swift Camp Creek parking area around 6:30 and headed out on a 2.2 mile road hike to Osborne Bend. Hitched a ride after hiking about a half mile and got started on Osborne. After about 4.5 miles we made it to Lost Branch and headed for water. Pitched camp about 1.5 miles next to Gladie Creek at around 9:30 PM.
Total Traveled: 8.14 miles
Day 2: Packed up and broke camp at 11:30. Finished off Lost Branch after about a quarter mile and hit Sheltowee Trace all the way to its intersection with Rough Trail. Passed Bison Way, Indian Arch, Cloud Splitter along the way and crossed the suspension bridge. Ashley was drained when we hit Cloud Splitter but she straight trailblazed all the way to the Rough Trail split which was about 4.5 miles. Setup camp around 6:30, cleaned up, ate dinner and sat around the fire.
Traveled Today: 14.2 miles
Total Traveled: 22.34 miles
Day 3: packed up and broke camp just after noon. Headed up rough trail to Chimney Top road. Some very cool rocks and boulders but one of the toughest stretches we had, ascending 400+ feet in a very short period. After crossing Chimney Top we continued along rough trail passing some awesome rock shelters. One of the largest I've seen in the gorge. Eventually we came to Parched Corn Creek. Wow. Scenery was awesome as were the size of the trees and boulders. As we headed out and back to the car we earned it. We ascended nearly 500 feet in just over a quarter mile. We made it.
Traveled Today: 3.23 miles
Total Traveled: 25.57miles