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Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

I walked across Davenport Gap and out of the Smokies so I could both get away from the hiker-packed shelter and camp alone for a change. I found an old...

Apr 18, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
North Carolina and the Smokies: Changes in Altitude

North Carolina and the Smokies: Changes in Altitude

As I prepared for my hike, I read so much about how Georgia is challenging and how many people it takes out. I actually found the terrain to be pretty...

Apr 8, 2018 : Danny Percefull
Spring Is Slowly Blooming on the Trail in North Carolina

Spring Is Slowly Blooming on the Trail in North Carolina

Day Eight (15.8 miles): Winding Stair Gap to Cold Spring Shelter campsite. Got a fresh start this morning after a night in Franklin, N.C. Showered, fresh clothes, and stocked up...

Apr 6, 2018 : Dan Coy
Surviving Winter in North Carolina

Surviving Winter in North Carolina

It was raining as I entered North Carolina. The moment would have been jubilant had I not been wrapped in my poncho, slogging through the damp to stay warm. Inside...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

After leaving Georgia at Bly Gap (mile 78), the Appalachian Trail climbs and descends through North Carolina for 96 miles, hits the Tennessee state line at Doe Knob (mile 174), then...

Apr 3, 2018 : The Editors
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Hello North Carolina!  Got any Sunshine to Spare?

Hello North Carolina! Got any Sunshine to Spare?

Two common phrases come to mind in describing these last few days on the trail.  “Embrace the suck” and “No pain, no rain, no Maine.”  But lots of rain, wind,...

Mar 25, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Georgia complete, now on to North Carolina!

Georgia complete, now on to North Carolina!

Georgia portion, completed! Since my last post, I've completed the 78.2 miles of the Georgia portion of the AT, and am now working my way through North Carolina!  The most...

May 2, 2017 : Tom Rainer
Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Hiking the AT in North Carolina is a roller coaster - literally. So many ups and downs. So many unnecessarily steep ups and downs. Basically, the mountains in North Carolina...

Apr 18, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Into North Carolina

Into North Carolina

The NOC My friend Marcy texted me this morning. After some chit chat and apologizing on my part for totally forgetting to text her on her birthday, she asks me...

Mar 27, 2017 : Rhys Hora