Monthly Archives: April 2013

And the beat goes on…

(Sunday,  8:30pm) La de da de de. La de da de da. There is zero chance of a fire in these here mountains,  Smokey Bear! Today,  Sunday,  we hiked another 13.5 miles in the pouring rain.  At this point the … Continue reading

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11 miles in the rain

A couple of days ago I reevaluated the pace at which we were hiking the Smokies and decided it wasn’t a race.  Lol.  This meant that we needed a little more food to make it through. So after hiking 3 … Continue reading

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In the passed two days we have passed two significant milestones.  For one,  as of today, we have hiked over 200 miles! But perhaps the more significant milestone is that yesterday we passed mile 184–which means that every mile we’ll … Continue reading

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Is it Spring or not?

In just this week things are beginning to show signs of rebirth.  At lower elevations Spring has set up house – a brilliant verde pallet as everything bursts with new leaf. It is truly breathtaking,  especially after weeks of walking … Continue reading

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When it rains…

We hiked 12 miles today under a threatening sky that finally let loose 1.5 miles from the shelter.  Boo hoo.  Arrived at a shelter (Derrick’s Knob) already filled to capacity and muscled 1.5 spaces for the two of us. This … Continue reading

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Hitch hiking help

On Tuesday, we hiked down to Winding Gap to hitch hike into Franklin, NC to visit Three Eagle Outfitters to pick up some supplies (canister fuel, water filter, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.). We stuck out our thumbs and waited…finally … Continue reading

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April 13, 2013

Crossing the first state line. Going from Georgia to North Carolina!

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