Hiking The A.T. In The Rain, Wind, And Cold – Hogback Ridge Shelter to Whistling Gap

At about 3:05 am, I was awoken by a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder. The rain was coming down in droves and the wind was blowing hard. My tent wasn’t leaking, but because the air was so filled with moisture, a ton of condensation had formed inside. The top of my down… Read More Hiking The A.T. In The Rain, Wind, And Cold – Hogback Ridge Shelter to Whistling Gap

A Shaky Start – Hiking The A.T. From Sam’s Gap To Hogback Ridge Shelter

As many of you know, my friend and hiking companion Wayne Garland, is thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. He started his northbound hike on March 7th at Springer Mountain in Georgia. Several times since then, Pam, Jan, and I, have driven to various gaps along the trail, then hiked in a few miles to meet up… Read More A Shaky Start – Hiking The A.T. From Sam’s Gap To Hogback Ridge Shelter

Backpacking The Appalacian Trail – Roan Highlands, Day 1 – Carvers Gap to Overmountain Shelter

October 14, 2017 While I’ve done a lot of day-hiking so far this year, I haven’t done any backpacking. Now that Summer has ended, I figure that it’s the perfect opportunity to get out, sleep under the stars, enjoy some cooler weather, and possibly take in some early Fall colors. I decided that I’d plan… Read More Backpacking The Appalacian Trail – Roan Highlands, Day 1 – Carvers Gap to Overmountain Shelter