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
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 first shot is of Thompson River. A couple of hiking buddies and I went backpacking along the Foothills Trail in NC/SC in early May. On the first day we decided to stop and eat our lunch on a large boulder along the bank of the river. In late May, I did a 15.5 mile… Read More Some Of My Favorite Images From This Year’s Hikes, So Far!