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 […]
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 […]
Rain, Rain Go Away! Hiking Over Blood Mountain.
It started at about 2am and is still constant when we decided to get up and going for the day. Everything is wet, everything. We packed up as quickly as we could and off we went. We left Henry Gap about 10:30am and headed for Blood Mountain – which I have now dubbed Blood, Sweat and […]