Springer to Dicks Creek

So much has happened in the first three days,  lots of good, little bad (I don’t want to be guilty for only writing the positive stuff). First the good: I’ve already met some extremely nice people. Also, some extremely inspirational people (that may deserve a seperate blog all together).First few days on the trail have already brought plenty of great experiences to write home about. It was good to get the first couple of hikes in, hiking through the woods of Georgia has been an incredible experience. One hike brought us into a place called Neels Gap. We then hitched a ride into Town from an avid hiker with a trail name “Cotton”. If anyone out there has ever ran across Cotton, they can attest to how nice of a guy he is. The past couple of nights have been cold, by cold I mean freezing.

image Neels Gap is a great place to come back into civilization. Everyone at the store is great, and you get to update any gear that you need to.

imageToday lead us to Dicks Creek where we got a ride into Town. Tomorrow brings North Carolina! Then the Smokies.

image One final thought. One thing that the trail has taught me is that people can be genuinely nice. Ever since I started hiking, everyone has been friendly and everyone shares stories. “Trail Magic” is a real thing. If everyone can make someone else’s day a little bit better by being nice then this world of ours would be a lot better.

I think I’m going to end every blog with some “professional” tips, because you know I’m a professional hiker right!

Tips from a “Pro”:
At night, keep your pants unbuttoned for a quicker pee, because you will have to pee at night.

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    Linda Ritter : Apr 11th

    Hi Alan, your blog is great! I look forward to reading it. What a wonderful experience for you.

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    Bonnie Yasick : Apr 11th

    Good tip to follow during the night! Be safe and see you in September like the song.



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