- Depart from Amicalola FallsFebruary 4th, 2017It begins with the decision to place one foot in front of the other - while facing north.
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Why hike the AT?In late 1973 I spent one of the most miserable nights of my life patrolling the cold woods of North Georgia just east of Springer Mountain. I have since read that while a freezing cold and wet winter night might be memorable, running from lightening bolts might be far more memorable - and hair-raising! I aim to see if that is true!
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Start Milepost: 1176.1 Time: 05:56 End Milepost: 1196.8 Time: 17:00 Miles hiked: 20.7 Miles to go: 993.0 Weather: overcast Temps: 70°, High 80’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Port Clinton Overnight: tent Map: Click on map pin Additional hikers arrived at the … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 1023.7 Time: 00:00 End Milepost: 1023.7 Time: 00:00 Miles hiked: 0 Miles to go: 1166.1 Weather: sunny Temps: Low: 60”s°, High 80’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: hostel Map: Click on map pin The zero mile day in … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 770.3 Time: 06:12 End Milepost: 784.9 Time: 12:05 Miles hiked: 14.6 Miles to go: 1404.9 Weather: chilly, sunny Temps: Low: 40”s°, High 60’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Glasgow Overnight: hostel Map: Click on map pin Last night at … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 554.1 Time: 07:11 End Milepost: 574.3 Time: 16:15 Miles hiked: 20.2 Weather: sunny, humid Temps: Low: 60’s°, High 80’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: None Overnight: St. Luke’s Hostel Map: Click on map pin I spent the night as … Continue reading