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
First, here's a few other interesting pics from the trip that I ran across today: Here's what's in store for 2016: April or May - Deep Woods and I will continue our long, slow slog north, starting at Standing Bear Farm just north of I-40 and finishing in Irwin, TN, right around 100 trail miles. … Continue reading What’s Next…
On our way home. To sum it up... AT hike: FREAKIN AWESOME! My favorite place in the park is just about anywhere on the AT. Amazing. You can hop on it and in a 1/4 mile all of the insanity of the rest of the place melts away. Peace and quiet and the vast majority … Continue reading Summary
Made the 1.25 mi. hike up Jakes Creek to the Avent cabin. You have to turn off onto an unmarked trail to reach the site. Kinda tricky since it was our first time here. Mayna Avent, one of Tennessee's most esteemed artists who's work is on display at the Smithsonian, used this tiny cabin as … Continue reading A Little Smoky Mountains History and…Da Bear!
Excellent trip so far. Since we were staying the first night at Smokemont we stuck on 40 through Davenport Gap and got off on 276. Once we hit 19 I figured we would just have to fight through the traffic in Cherokee to get into the park. Instead, we got on the Blueridge Parkway and … Continue reading Appalachian Trail, Beautiful Colors and Bears!
Well, if it wasn't for all of the tragic stuff happening in the park, I would say it's been an amazing trip so far this week. Loonie and I had an awesome three days at site 12, Gregory Bald, site 13, and then back to the bald. Loonie really struggled on the climb but she … Continue reading Gregory Bald!
Just found out another bear had to be put down in the park. This one was apparently stalking a ranger on the Cliff Tops trail on Mt LeConte and followed him back to the lodge area. The park closed the LeConte shelter and Cliff Tops area. Deep Woods and I were just up there on … Continue reading More Bear Problems In The Park