Deb's Chronicles Smoky Mountains

October in The Smoky Mountains

By on October 21, 2016

October in the Smoky Mountains is an experience to be treasured. Surrounded by breathtaking views and the magnificent colors of the fall foliage at every turn is magical.  We…

Appalachian Trail 2016

Day One on the Appalachian Trail

By on February 23, 2016

We arrived on Saturday at Amicalola Falls, checked in as numbers 118 and 119 on the thru-hiker sign in sheet. Weighed our packs, I came in at twenty pounds…

Appalachian Trail 2016

How was your night!

By on February 25, 2016

I must say that I woke with more energy than I anticipated after surviving a night of mice, snoring and continuous rain. The rain finally stopped leaving us…

Appalachian Trail 2016

Springer to Hiawassee

By on March 3, 2016

l”One a time”, as our little Emma says, we embarked on hiking the Appalachian Trail, with Maine as our objective, a goal that didn’t come to fruition. As I…

Appalachian Trail 2016

Woody Gap to Neels Gap

By on March 4, 2016

After coming off the trail to avoid potentially dangerous thunderstorms and flash flooding the day before, our morning greeted us with brisk temperatures and patches of blue sky.  We…