Tag Archives: Appalachian Trail

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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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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No Regrets and There Is No Place Like Home

March 15, 2016  Bobo Hollow Road, Tennessee It’s hard to tell you … but my pursuit of a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail ended at Fontana Village (mile 164). For nearly three weeks I have been unable to get the … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned …

My sister-in-law, Liz, posted a link on Facebook to an article titled “Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can Change Our Brains”.  Here is an excerpt from the article: “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

Day 20.  Really? Seems like …  I left Brown Fork Gap this morning at 7:15 a.m. because I was up at 5 a.m. (sleep still eluding me!)  11.4 miles later I arrived at Fontana 28 AT Crossing at Fontana Dam. … Continue reading

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On The Downhill

Day 19 I left sassafras shelter at about 8 o’clock this morning and arrived at Brown Fork Gap shelter at 2:30 this afternoon. Sassafras shelter is at mile marker 144 and Brown Fork Gap shelter is at mile153.3 for a total … Continue reading

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