Tag Archives: Pilgrim

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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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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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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Hello Goodbye

Day 18 started with a great breakfast with Catherine and my MIL.  I heard from SlimTim during the early morning and he sent me an email from his friend Monty.  Monty included encouragement for me that I really appreciate.  Monty … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Coal …

I spent last night at Cold Spring Shelter.  When I arrived I was just too beat to set up my tent. Turned out well. I had two shelter mates, Stealth (from Indiana)  and Super Nova (from Virginia.)  This was one of my … Continue reading

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Views Like I’m On Top Of The World

I began day 16 on the trail coming across the rushing waters of this beautiful rustic waterfall.  I had a later start than usual, with an interesting ride from Beverly.  When she picked me up she said she was on her … Continue reading

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