today started out cold!!!! It took some motivation to get out of the bed. That’s for sure. It was a humid cold and it lasted all day. It warmed up to the 50s for a high today but the wind chill was brutal. When I started out this morn it was […]
Leaving Erwin with 8 days of food!!!!
im at my 350th mile and I can’t believe that it’s still getting this cold. Low 30s in town so 20s up here in the mountains. I spent the last couple of days hanging out with my girl who decided to come up to see me last minuet. I did as I always […]
Day Six Hiking the AT
This morn I woke up feeling pretty chilly. I still didn’t sleep well but I got enough. It started raining (more like drizzling ) as I was taking down the tent so of course it got soaked, but I packed it up and got to going. The plan was to hike 12.2 to the next […]
Hiking through the Smokies on the Appalachian Trail
so as I left out of the shelter this morning I was amped and ready to go. I had a belly full of grits with pepperoni and Texas Pete hot saaauuuuccceee. (Awesome). And my cider down. It was a good morn. I left out with Wilson this morn and we […]
Hiking through the Smokeless Smoky Mountains
today was a great day! I am very happy that I stayed over at the shelter through the storm. It was a 14 mile day. With a great hike over the highest point on the trail. Clingmans Dome, and it was amazing. The whole trail changed as I entered the high alpine […]
Hiking into the Smoky Mountains on the Appalachian Trail
As I woke this morn I could only just wait for the rainstorm to finally hit. And it did just as morning started. So as I made my breakfast and prepared to leave I said I’ll just wait till it stops. So all morning went by and the rain and wind stopped […]
Smoky Mountains on My Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike
today was a different start, as I was waking up alone. And breaking down camp solo so that was def. different. After making some instant grits with coconut oil and a spoon full of dehydrated eggs. I was ready to go. Packed up and headed down the trail. I prefer leaving a little later […]
Hiking into the Smokies on the AT
today was a long 12 miles uphill day. But all in all I’m doing pretty good. While in the smokies I am unable to camp anywhere I want and must stay at the shelter areas. This to me makes no sense, but hey that’s the parks service for ya. It was a humid day. The […]
Why would someone carry 65lbs of gear down the Appalachian trail?
As I prepared or my journey on the trail I was researching and researching. I like most was looking up all the videos, tips, images and stories that I could to get a feel for what trail life is like. I found that most of what I was seeing were people’s personal stories and […]
To a true angel not just an Appalachian trail angel!!!!
This is a story of a true angel. This story starts as most do on the trail. We were walking about 2 miles from our campsite when we ran into an old time friend of mine. Rock Ocean as he is referred to on the trail was also on his thru-hike. So we stopped […]