I’ve been meaning to ask this question for some time. I was hoping someone might have an answer for me.
I was up on Gregory Bald last month when I heard a loud pounding. Actually it sounded like someone was hammering on aluminum siding. I heard this noise just as we emerged from the woods coming up from the Gregory Ridge Trail. The sound came from the left side of the trail, which would be due south, and it sounded like it was 75 to 100 yards away. I figured once I was out in the open I would be able to see where the commotion was coming from, but I didn’t see anything, nor did I see any trails heading in that direction. My next thought was that the sound was coming from a backcountry shelter. However, according to the map, the shelter was about a half mile from where I was and in a different direction (due west) from where the sound was coming from.
Does anyone have any possible suggestions on what this may have been?