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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Day 16, March 30th

Woke up to rain. Got up and ready to go and back on the trail by about 9:15am. Had a very beautiful climb up Albert Mountain. Low clouds shrouding the lower peaks as I was ascending just over 5000 made it a breathtaking view. Got to the summit of Albert and climbed the fire tower. … Continue reading »

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Day 15, March 29th

Had a pretty good day today. 16.2 miles. Best yet. Left the Muskrat Gap shelter at 9:15am and made it to Betty Creek Gap at 3:50pm. Pretty good time. Planned on staying at Carver Gap Shelter at 12.5 miles but when I got there it was freezing and there was no way I was going … Continue reading »

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Day 14, North Carolina, March 28th

Made it through my first state! Georgia is all done. All 84.1 miles of it plus the 8.8 miles of the approach trail! Now for North Carolina! Got up a little late today. Around 8:30am. Packed up and ate breakfast. Then chatted with some people at the shelter. We left together at around 10:00am. I … Continue reading »

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Day 13, March 27th

Got up really early this morning because I was sick of my face being cold and wanted to get moving. I was out and on the trail by about 8:30am. It was very cold packing up camp and eating breakfast. I just wanted to get the heck out of there. Me and Nick were headed … Continue reading »

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Day 12, March 26th

Got up around 8:00am in Helen, GA. Got breakfast at Helen’s Country Cafe. Which was delicious and pretty cheap. Resupplied and got a hitch back to Unicoi Gap. When we got to Unicoi Gap it was around 11:30am. It was freezing and there was snow on the ground from the night before. We had a … Continue reading »

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Day 11, March 25th

Took a zero day in Helen, Ga. Did laundry, took a hot shower, dried out my tent, had pizza, and some beers.

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Day 10, March 24th

Started off the day at Low Gap. Was a very rainy night. Thunderstorms and hard down pours. Went to bed at 7:30pm after hanging out around a fire pit with no fire with some good people. Woke up a lot because of thunder. I noticed Gus was shivering and had to cover him up with … Continue reading »

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Day 9, March 23rd

First day back on the trail was a good one. Ended up doing 11.5 miles. Knees felt good for the most part. I left Neels Gap around 10:30am after resupplying and sending some stuff home. Made it to Low Gap around 4:00pm. I figured out the “Gus pulling on the leash” situation. I taught him … Continue reading »

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Day 5-8, March 19-22

Hey everyone. I took 4 days off to let my knees heal. They are feeling much better now and I am getting back on the trail. Been really boring just sitting around and I am itching to get back to hiking. I went through my pack and discarded some stuff I don’t need. I also … Continue reading »

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Day 4

Cold and rainy. Had to climb up Blood Mountain today. It was a 1400 foot climb over 4 miles which isn’t too bad. I have no issue going up. Made it in good time to the shelter on the summit. Me and Gus had a snack then headed out because it was windy and we … Continue reading »

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