Charles Lampman

What's up, man?... All good here, bruv. The name's Charles, Chuck, Chaz, Charlie or any derivation of. A big lover boy with a wild streak living in the body of cool presenting nerd. Looking for peace and adventure in the back country. Stuttered in the beginning but I'm getting back on the trail at Springer Mountain to hike North. One day returning to the love of my life- The Ocean (pronounced O-SHauN)!!

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Deciding to Stay On

Deciding to Stay On

N 35°47.4813'Distance doesn't mean much. It's elevation gain that'll tell ya the day's worth. 5300ft of elevation gain, in one day, was pricey.

May 1, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Back into the Frey (Smokeys Part 2)

Back into the Frey (Smokeys Part 2)

N 35°39.0385' Finally out of Gatlinburg!! My feet and joints thanked me for the relief of a 4 day rest, but they damned me on today's ascent out of

Apr 21, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Intro to the Smokies

Intro to the Smokies

N 35°30.1450' Late night. We clambered our way into camp at 21:30. Tired, hungry, but still smiling.  A package had been stalling our exit from

Apr 18, 2022 : Charles Lampman
They Linger Closer

They Linger Closer

N 35°08.6486' We got on trail late but crushed eight miles in three hours. The legs are moving from gelatin to spring-loaded. Minus three lbs. from

Apr 7, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Forgotten but Needed Days

Forgotten but Needed Days

N 34°01.2294' What a rugged day? A huge one. Twelve miles done off a fresh resupply.  Sucking wind like five-dollar boxed wine, we gained 3700ft of

Apr 4, 2022 : Charles Lampman
The Reintroduction of “Trash Jäger”

The Reintroduction of “Trash Jäger”

N 34°43.4748'We picked up a hitch from Blairsville within 5 minutes. Our eyes kept on the sky as the storm front, rolled in over the

Apr 1, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Connection: Going Back North

Connection: Going Back North

N 34°39.128'Driving through snow flurries, Chris and I entertained each other. We spoke at ease. No longer did the monumental task loom of

Mar 24, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Week 2- The Realization: This Just Isn’t For Me

Week 2- The Realization: This Just Isn’t For Me

Flash Forward I walked the stretch of trail from Cheaha Trailhead to Blue Mountain Shelter. I have walked this same section a handful of times. The

Feb 24, 2022 : Charles Lampman
Bama-to-Baxter Week 1

Bama-to-Baxter Week 1

Wow! What a week! Hello, Everyone! Before I get started I want to thank everyone for the well wishes- extra thanks to those who have been keeping

Feb 15, 2022 : Charles Lampman
There is No “Why” to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

There is No “Why” to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I woke up this morning staring down a 2500-mile-long-gun, say that number again and slow. After 5 years of planning, prepping, and dreaming, the beginning steps are only 1 day out. I am terrified.

Jan 27, 2022 : Charles Lampman