AT 2016: Erwin, TN to Standing Bear Farm – Day 2

Broke camp and hit the trail around 9:00.  We had 13.6 miles to do to get to our intended target of Hogback Ridge Shelter.  Looking at the elevation profile in Awol's guide, it appeared that the toughest part of our day would be early as we made our way up Big Stamp and Big Bald, … Continue reading AT 2016: Erwin, TN to Standing Bear Farm – Day 2

Dead Legs to Derrick Knob

Day Two: We woke up with a serious case of "van lag". The long drive and little sleep coupled with a HEAVY pack that's brand new and I don't quite have the adjustment down yet and the warm temps....I'm draggin'. Loonie's not so quick to get out of bed either. But we finally do and … Continue reading Dead Legs to Derrick Knob