2021 Postscript

You may recall that Loonie and I had the privilege to meet hiking legend Nimblewill Nomad back in April.  He's was passing through Fontana Village on his way to becoming the oldest person to ever thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  I've been following along with his adventures for many years now, so to say that … Continue reading 2021 Postscript

GSMNP – More Beautiful Weather…And Still No Hordes!!!

Photo album for this trip Day Four: Big Creek Campground (9.3 mi) Once more, we're on the trail a bit earlier than the day before but not nearly as early as we should.  We have a few more miles to cover and we plan on taking a long break at Mt Cammerer observation tower.  It's … Continue reading GSMNP – More Beautiful Weather…And Still No Hordes!!!

Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!

To complete the trifecta of our trip out East, Loonie, her sister Kristy and I did a slow stroll from Boiling Springs, PA back to Pine Grove Furnace State Park.  The main objectives of the trip, completing Shenandoah National Park and filling in the gap up to Bears Den Hostel in VA, were accomplished.  This … Continue reading Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!