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Appalachian Trail 2014

Appalachian Trail 2014

The Need for Depends and a Pee Jar

By on February 15, 2014

Friday February 14, 2014 arrived with bright blue skies that made the abundant snow sparkle. We departed for Springer Mountain via Amicalola Falls State Park with high anticipation and…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Moose the dog, Blood Mountain and Red Barron Pizza

By on February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17th started off with everyone gearing up for yet another beautiful day of weather and some nice trails.  As we were preparing to leave, Moose the dog…

Appalachian Trail 2014

The Creation of Cupid’s Hikers

By on February 17, 2014

Saturday morning February 15th, arrived wet from the overnights freezing rain where we stayed in the shelter and an additional amount of several new inches of fresh snow on…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Little Debbie short legs falls on her ass

By on February 21, 2014

February 19- Over coffee and pop-tarts at Neels Gap we shared our morning with wonderful hikers before we departed in a cold drizzle followed by fog.  Our goal was…

Appalachian Trail 2014

How Lamaze and ACDC got me up Sassafras Mountain

By on February 23, 2014

Sunday morning February 16th, had all of us at the shelter slowly getting in a routine and before we knew it we were all departing for another day of…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Checking in and Catching up

By on February 24, 2014

Good Monday morning all,

I’m jumping ahead to get you all updated on our current status.  We came off the trail at Dicks Gap outside Hiawassee, GA on Saturday February…

Appalachian Trail 2014

A day in the life of a Appalachian Trail thru-hiker

By on February 28, 2014

I spent a day telling you about our first four days on the trail. But I neglected to tell you how each day goes. First off, I would love…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Blue Mountain Thunderstorm

By on February 28, 2014

February 20~ Our day was cloudy with thunderstorms in the forecast so we decided to hike 8.1 to Blue Mountain where we would shelter or tent for the night. We enjoyed…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Finding my legs

By on March 1, 2014

The days are running together and although I thought I would remember each day, it’s amazing how fast the memory fades on the trail.  Each day arrives with a…

Appalachian Trail 2014

Getting lost on the way to the Tray Mountain Privy

By on March 1, 2014

February 21~we departed Blue Mountain safe from the overnight storms and had our sights set on Tray Mountain for some beautiful views followed by staying the night at Tray…