Monthly Archives: March 2017

Final Thoughts

I don’t have a lot to add to Pilgrim’s post from last night. The weather was obviously nasty and most smart hikers had found their way down off the mountain as evidenced by the large number of hikers we encountered … Continue reading

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There’s No Fooling Mother Nature

We arrived at Sassafras Gap shelter mile 143.7 at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13. It started raining shortly after we got our tents set up and dinner finished. Rain turned to sleet pretty quickly and then to snow all … Continue reading

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Saved By Our Friends!

Nantahala Outdoor Center Mile 137.1     Left at 1:00 p.m. today and arrived Sassafras Gap Mile 143.7 at 6:00 p.m. SlimTim gives a good explanation of our dilemma today in his post here.  Who knew hiking the AT could … Continue reading

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Dilemma Time

  After reaching Dick’s Gap last night we were faced with a dilemma.  The trail north of Dick’s continues for over 30 miles with no crossroad or a way to get off the mountain.  Typically that would not be a … Continue reading

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Treacherous Trail

March 11, 2017 Unicoi Gap, Georgia Mile 52.9 northbound: departed approximately 8:45 a.m. on a beautiful sunny day.  Don’t let the steps in this picture fool you … they must have put them there to give hikers the false sense … Continue reading

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Carry On

Day 1  March 11, 2017 After a restful sleep at the motel in Helen Georgia, Catherine and Alice drove Pilgrim and I out to the trailhead at Unicoi Gap to begin our 2017 hike.  The weather today turned out to … Continue reading

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One Step At A time, One Day At A Time

As Lee mentioned in his previous post, we’re giving it another shot. I think it’s a combination of the restlessness of winter and the hint of spring that got me interested in trying this again. I’ve found that an elastic … Continue reading

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On The Trail Again!

I received a call from my buddy “Slim Tim” a week or so ago. Seems like he’s heard the siren call of the AT and is ready to hit the trail again. Thanks to my understanding wife, I have agreed … Continue reading

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