Day Nine: Boots Off Hostel to Campsite near Turkeypen Gap. 13.1 mi We were up early again to try and knock out as much of the day's hike before the temps got the better of us. Downed some coffee and donuts while listening to a thru hiker who just arrived tell of how he had … Continue reading Spring 2018 AT Section Hike: Days 9-11
Day 6: Mountain Harbour Hostel to campsite at Slide Hollow. 9.6 mi After over-indulging ourselves (well, okay, I was the only one to over-indulge) in the AYCE (All You Can Eat) breakfast at Mountain Harbour, we resumed our walk north. Mountain Harbour is an awesome place to stay and I highly recommend it to anyone … Continue reading Spring 2018 AT Section Hike – Days 6-8
Day Four: Ash Gap Campsite to Overmountain Shelter. 9.0 mi There was a lot of anticipation leading up to this part of the trip and it didn't disappoint. The forecast was in our favor as we started up the trail. First stop was the site of the former Cloudland Hotel near Toll House Gap. The … Continue reading Spring 2018 AT Section Hike: Days 4 & 5
Deep Woods and I finished the AT section hike a day early, adding a few miles to each of the last three days to beat a storm system moving in. Additionally, Deep Woods got a text that a close friend had just passed away so he needed to get back home ASAP. To make things … Continue reading Spring 2018 AT Section Hike: Days 1-3
Almost go time. The next time you hear from me it'll likely be from the trail somewhere. Deep Woods and his brother-in-law are just about set. We'll all meet up in Abingdon, VA the night before we make the quick trip to Mt Rogers Outfitters in Damascus to catch our shuttle. The elevation profile for … Continue reading To The Mountains We Go!
A brief update on what's been going on and what we have coming up. No more news as of yet from SLU with respect to the results of the evaluation for DBS. I have an appointment with them next month and I imagine that they'll tell me that physically I'm a candidate but mentally I'm … Continue reading Countin’ The Days…
Made it through the pics from the Shenandoah AT section hike a couple of weeks ago and put an album of those up. You can find that here. In the process I discovered that the time was off on Loonie's T5i. By approx 13 hrs! That made going through them a challenge when trying to … Continue reading Shenandoah Album is up!
We started our zero day at Big Meadows off with breakfast at the lodge and then headed over to the campground to do laundry. That accomplished, we hiked up to the summit of Blackrock and then spent the rest of the afternoon stuffing everything we could do without for the rest of the hike into … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 5 – 9
Loonie and I just wrapped up the AT southbound section hike in SNP (Shenandoah National Park) and it was great! This hike was unique in that we would spend alternating nights on the trail and in lodge rooms or cabins. SNP is one of the few places on the trail you can do this. Its … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 1 – 4
The Ozark Trail section hike is coming up soon and I think we're all set. Just need to finish gathering up the food. We'll be covering the trail highlighted in yellow on the maps below. Roughly 21 miles. If the weather is in our favor we'll take it nice and slow so Loonie can try … Continue reading This Fall’s for Walkin’…