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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 46, April 29th

10 miles day today. But it was an awesome 10 mile day. Left the Black Bear Resort around 10:30am. Great place and hope they keep doing a great job for all the hikers. Beautiful day today. Sunny and warm. Glad we waited because 3 miles down the trail was an awesome waterfall. Laurel falls is … Continue reading »

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Day 45, April 28th

Zero day at the Black Bear Resort near Hampton, TN. -Happy Birthday Gentrye!!! -Slept in until 10:30am. -Poured all day. Glad me and Gus and the S.C. Goatherd are warm and dry! -The owners gutter’s fell off their house and Me, Monk, Solo, and Grinch helped them take it down. We earned a free Guinness! … Continue reading »

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Day 44, April 27th

Stayed in the Mountaineer Shelter last night with Gus. Was very warm. We were all packed in like sardines. Played and learned Euchre with Monk, Solo, and Coach before bed. Me and Coach got our butts kicked. First time for both me and Coach so it was expected. We got up around 8:30am and got … Continue reading »

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Day 43, April 26th

Lost the first version of this. Very frustrated at the moment and will update this some other time. Going to read now. Be back later.

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Day 42, April 25th

Zero day because Coach got the Noro. -The breakfast at Mountain Harbour was amazing as described. Tons of food. I have pics! -Gus played with Robert. The hostel owners dog. And also barked at horses and goats. -Beat Solo and Monk at Scrabble at the Happy Cafe. Ate an egg salad bagel sandwich. Also we … Continue reading »

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Day 41, April 24th

Did 15.8 miles today and completed our 2nd state. On to Tennessee. Woke up at the Roan High Knob Shelter and was ready to go around 8:50am. Had a really nice climb up into the Roan Highlands. We were hiking on grassy balds all day. We actually stopped to eat lunch and take a break … Continue reading »

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Day 40, April 23rd

Woke up late from the Apple Orchard around 8:30am. Left the camp around 10:30am. Sat around the fire for breakfast and took it easy. Me, Monk, Coach, and Solo took a really long lunch at Clyde Smith Shelter. We met Artemus Gordon. He was taking a zero to rest his ankles or knees. We laid … Continue reading »

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Day 39, April 22nd

Started the day at Indian Grave Gap. It was cold this morning. A lot colder than it had been recently. Must have been in the 30s while eating breakfast and packing up. The wind made it worse. I read a lot last night and fell asleep around 10:00pm. I am thinking about getting a Kindle … Continue reading »

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Day 38, April 21st

Short day today. Only about 8-9 miles. Needed after yesterday’s long haul. Woke up at the cabin around 8:00am. Took a hot shower and got ready for the day. Weighed my pack with 4 days if food for me and Gus and it came to 28.7 lbs. pretty damn good. I was the lightest of … Continue reading »

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Day 37, April 20th

Completed my longest day today. 25 miles in 10 hours. Feeling much better today. Glad that hell is over. Me, Solo, Mellow Jonny, and Wiki got picked up at the Worst Southern Motel by Miss Janet at 9:30am. She took us back to Sam’s Gap to resume our hike. We didn’t get there and start … Continue reading »

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