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 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 […]
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 […]
3 days down and a Blood Mountain to climb!!!!
As you can imagine our first day out was rough. With poorly organized packs we only made it 6.2 miles the first day. Camping at the base of long creek falls. Beautiful first night!!! Our second day was much better as our packs were feeling better. We got 10 miles in when we […]
As we prepare…….. WE PREPARE MORE!!!!!
I have not yet begun my adventure. Yet I know what it takes. Is that arrogant of me? Some might say yes but i have found in my time that most people who are nay sayers and doubters tend to be those who have not fully thought ahead. Not just of what they might like […]
Backpacking Gear Checklist for the 100 Mile Wilderness
Be well supplied or turn back! The 100 Mile Wilderness, part of the Appalachian Trail in Maine, has signs marking the entrance that give fair warning to backpackers. Backpackers know they’ll need to hike 100 miles with just what’s in their packs! Taking at least 10 days of food and keeping in mind seasonal adjustments, […]
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