So after the hail storm I woke up in a cloud at 4,000 ft with windy misty cold, probably in the 30’s. I had a hell of a time getting going as everyone had already left before I got out of the sleeping bag. Taking the tent down however is the easiest part with the Big Agnes UL3. […]
April 29th – Today turned out to be a tasty one!
Today I woke up to a brisk chill. I have no clue what the temperature was. I’d say high 30s. But it actually turned out to be not so bad. We had some pretty long climbs but the views were epic. I apologize now for the lack of pics of this as my phone camera […]
April 30th – It was a HAIL of a day…
This morning started off well. I woke up well rested and to the sound of a river. It was still a bit chilly but not unbearable. The sun was starting to shine and I was the last one out of camp. I didn’t get started hiking until about 9:30am, I just can’t get up when it’s […]
Hiking Over Roan Mountain on the Appalachian Trail
Today started off pretty good. I finally got some good sleep. It was pretty chilly on the top of the mountain this morning. I actually got a late start around 9:30. It was a nice little downhill before I started the long climb up. For some reason today wore me out. Not to mention my […]
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 […]
Longest Hike Yet – 13.3 Miles Today on the Trail
Today we left Cheese Factory site and headed for Dicks Creek Gap. We were in for a long day. The weather couldn’t be more perfect for hiking. Blue skies for days. About 2.5 miles into the day Johnny’s pack fell apart – belt buckle broke and he had to tie it around his waist, then […]
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 […]