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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hot Springs, NC to Springer Mountain, GA – The Big Finish on the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Days 147-165
Location: Hot Springs NC to Springer Mountain GA My journal entry on November 7th was my last written on the Appalachia Trial. I did not record the daily events of my last 17 days on the trail. As disappointed as I am in myself for quitting my writing habit, the negligence is indicative of the […]