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

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride and Grayson Highlands State Park Day Hiking – Day 2

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