Day 145 – Heading for Mile 1166.7 + 177.0: Woke up in the wonderful Fontana Hilton Hotel (I mean shelter) with the other 15 who slept in the shelter and about 20 people who tented, and decided to walk with … Continue reading Day 145 – 146: Into the Smokies
Day 143 – Mile 1166.7 + 155.7: Sleeping Beauty had to take a nap in Stecoah Gap. A hitch into Robbinsville followed this, and then a trip to Microtel to print Smoky Mountains Permit, then a little free Microtel coffee … Continue reading Day 143 – 144: Hitch into Robinsville, NC
Day 143 – Heading for Mile 1166.7 + 158.9: Sunrise in Cheoah Bald! Thanks for the coffee Melissa Kay Thompson😎🌅Saved it for today! Continue reading Day 143: Sunrise on Cheoah Bald!🌅
Day 142 – Mile 144.8: Woke up to lots of fog and not well rested so went back to sleep! Great stealth camp spot last night overlooking Nantahala River. Met lots of new friends today – Jeff, Jason, Chris, Jason, … Continue reading Day 142 – Mile 144.8: Cheoah Bald 🌅!!
Day STILL 141 – Mile somewhere-after-the-NOC: So after a day full of thunderstorms (which I waited out in the comfort of a blow-up chair in the NOC outfitter), a coin shower, coin laundry, some food (with Tripod, Kansas and John) … Continue reading Day STILL 141: Mile Somewhere-after-the-NOC🛶🚣♀️🚴♀️☔️🌈🌸!
Day 141 – Mile 1166.7 + 137.1: Welcome to the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center)! This is a special place for me because it’s the first time I encountered the Appalachian Trail😍 Back in 2012, my neighbor, Scott Dillery, and his … Continue reading Day 138 – 141: Mile 137.1 NOC😍😎🙌!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls!!! The Appalachian Trail adventure will resume tomorrow on Day 124 – Mile 1166.7!!! I will be doing a “flip-flop” and will start from the Approach Trail at Springer Mountain, GA and hike north to … Continue reading And the trail resumes tomorrow… for a cause!!
Day 102 – Mike 972.2: Happy Thanksgiving and thankful for hiker friends for having me😊Good day for hiker hunger to kick in! Continue reading Day 102 – 137: Thanksgiving with fellow thru-hiker’s family!
Day 101 – Mile 972.2: Road trip with fellow thru-hiker’s family for Thanksgiving! Good opportunity for the feet to heal🌅😊🐻 Continue reading Day 101: Road trip!
Day 💯– Heading to Port Clinton, PA; Mile 971.6: 100 days on this amazing journey and what a great day it is! This picture is at The Pinnacle – thought of as the best view in Pennsylvania! Pennsylvania comes in … Continue reading Day 100: The Pinnacle!
Day 99 – Mile 957.1: One of my favorite days so far on the Appalachian Trail! Beautiful weather, beautiful trail, beautiful people, beautiful views and a pretty special Eckville Shelter to sleep! Continue reading Day 99: Went over Knife’s Edge which I had been scared to do day before in snow!
Day 98 – Mile 940.7: Sitting this one out until the snow melts! Don’t fancy walking over icy/snowy Pennsylvania rocks! Plus, I have movies to catch up on and coffee that needs to be drunk. After spending most of the … Continue reading Day 98: Snow Day!