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 On The Appalachian Trail From Springer Mountain To Unicoi Gap

  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