It’s Just Another Hill
I’ve made it 50 miles in…
To be exact I’ve made it 52.9 miles in, but who’s counting? So last Saturday, March 5th I started the Appalachian Trail going Northbound, I gotta say my life has already changed dramatically. For the better of course!
I’m staying at the Helendorf Inn in Helen, Ga. If you’re going to stay in this town, which by the way is like a German mini Gatlinburg hybrid. This place is great, $44 bucks for a room!? Hell yeeeeah!
Let’s start from the beginning
So I’ve made it to Amicalola Falls State Park, I’m thinking in my mind “holy shit, this is it. What I’ve been prepping for now almost 2 years. IM HERE…” So my parents walked me to the archway, took a few photos with me and we said our goodbyes. Not going to lie, I got alittle emotional there for a minute…
Until I hit the stairs. 600 of them. Holy mother of god, that was definitely a good start to the Appalachian Trail, me dying trying to climb up so many stairs with a 30 pound pack on. So far the Approach Trail has been the hardest part of the trail and technically it’s not even part of the trail… But I’m glad I did it. My hips on the other hand, not so much.
The trail family begins to grow
A week in and the trail family is already strong. There’s about ten of us already hanging out by the campfire, shooting the shit every night. I can feel this trail begin to make complete strangers grow together, it’s pretty incredible to watch.
So our plan is to be in NC on Monday, March 14th! Georgia is no joke. They don’t mess around here,but it’s just another hill. Taking it one step at a time and loving every moment of it.
Thank you for all the trail Angels out there who have helped myself as well as tons of other thru hikers the past couple days. It means a lot.
Until next time, LemonHead out!!!!
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