June 11th, 2016 Early Saturday morning, Wayne, Pam, and I drove towards Hot Springs, NC with hopes of spending the weekend putting some miles in, hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Martha had driven up Friday night in order to get an early morning start on her 14.5 mile hike from Lemon Gap back down into… Read More Weekend Hike, Day One – Hot Springs, NC
Hiking The Appalachian Trail From Elk Gardens to Creek Junction (And Then Some) Early Saturday morning, Martha, her brother Ed, his son Ed Jr, Wayne, and I, headed out to eat a quick breakfast before our section hike on the Appalachian Trail. The only “restaurant” along the drive from our bunk house to the trail-head… Read More Grayson Highlands 2015 – Day Two
After our bike ride on the Creeper Trail, we drove to the bunkhouse at Grayson Highlands State Park and unloaded our vehicles. Judging by how much there was to unload, it appeared to me that some of our group were planning to move in permanently. Inside the bunkhouse, we picked our spots and laid out… Read More Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands State Park Day Hiking – Day 2
My wife and I left our home in upstate South Carolina early on Sunday morning and drove towards Springer Mountain in Georgia. My intentions were to do a solo multi-day backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail from it’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain to Tray Gap, about 56 miles away. I’ve been section hiking… Read More Backpacking On The Appalachian Trail From Springer Mountain To Unicoi Gap
This past weekend, I went with four companions on an overnight backpacking trip. We hiked 13.6 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Stecoah Gap to Wesser. Early Saturday morning, we drove to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, NC and left one of our vehicles. Afterwards, we drove to the trail-head at Stecoah Gap.… Read More Appalachian Trail Section Hike – Stecoah Gap to Wesser
Went to Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, Sept 6th through 8th, with some hiking companions. We did the 17 mile bike ride on the Creeper Trail to Damascus on Friday. The next day we hiked about 10.5 to 11 miles along the Appalachian Trail. The hike included the climb to the top of Mt.… Read More Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands Dayhike on the A.T.