Trail Journal 2013
Been lazy with updating my blog. I will do some bullet points for the next couple entries. -Stayed at Iron Mountain Shelter. -Met a crazy person while taking a break and filling water. We called the ATC so they could notify the authorities. Did 14.3 miles today.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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