March 6th and 7th, 2018 Well, after probably two or three years of talking about it and making plans, my friend and hiking companion, Wayne Garland, has finally set out on his attempted thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Wayne is 70 years old and recently retired from a long and distinguished career as an EMT.… Read More And So It Begins… Hiking The A.T. Approach Trail
Friday, February 23, 2018 More than a year ago, Wayne, Martha, and several other members of the Oconee County Hiking Club traveled to North Carolina’s Shining Rock Wilderness and made the long, hard climb to the top of Cold Mountain. Pam missed the hike that day and so did I. Since then, we’ve both been… Read More Climbing Cold Mountain – At Last!