- 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: 1720.7 Time: 06:00 End Milepost: 1733.0 Time: 12:30 Miles hiked: 12.3 Miles to go: 456.8 Weather: rain, chilly Temps: 40’s°, 70’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: tent Map: Click on map pin For the record: I am off … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 1424.0 Time: 06:30 End Milepost: 1445.8 Time: 15:50 Miles hiked: 21.8 Miles to go: 744.0 Weather: sunny, warm Temps: 50’s°, High 80’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: tent Map: Click on map pin The new tent kept me … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 1403:8 Time: End Milepost: 1403.8 Time: Miles hiked: 0 Miles to go: 786.0 Weather: sunny, cool Temps: 50’s°, High 70’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: motel Map: Click on map pin Last evening I arrived at the supper … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 1388.3 Time: 05:53 End Milepost: 1403.8 Time: 13:00 Miles hiked: 15.5 Miles to go: 786.0 Weather: sunny Temps: 50’s°, High 70’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: tent Map: Click on map pin When I arrived at the Fingerboard … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 1318.4 Time: 07:15 End Milepost: 1338.0 Time: 16:15 Miles hiked: 19.6 Miles to go: 851.3 Weather: rain, overcast Temps: 50’s°, High 60’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: Overnight: tent Map: Click on map pin Stung as I was by … Continue reading
Start Milepost: 593.3 Time: 06:45 End Milepost: 614.2 Time: 16:10 Miles hiked: 20.9 Weather: rain, humid Temps: Low: 50’s°, High 80’s° Blue Side trails: Resupply: None Overnight: Tent Map: Click on map pin Compared to St. Luke’s, yesterday’s tent-site at … Continue reading
Saturday, 04 Feb 2017 Start Milepost: -08.8 Time: 11:00 End Milepost: 00.2 Time: 16:00 Miles hiked: 09.0 Weather: partly sunny – no rain! Temps: Low: 32°, High: 44° Blue Side trails: none Resupply: 3 days by Coach Overnight: Tent pad Map: Click on map pin At long last I am northbound […]