Chris G.

2017 AT NOBO. Did normal stuff up until this point in life, college, job for 5ish years, and other assorted marginally interesting stuff. Born near the Blue Ridge Mts in VA and spent a lot of time wandering around the AT and other hiking trails. Plan is to head north early April. http://www.hikefor.com/Chris_G/AT/2017

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Virginia part II: Fun in Rain and Bears

Virginia part II: Fun in Rain and Bears

Jenkins shelter to Bland, Va We finally got a night away from the rain at Jenkins shelter. My plan this day was to go into Bland to pick up my

May 19, 2017 : Chris G.
Into Virginia, the saga begins

Into Virginia, the saga begins

Damascus to Lost Mountain As I was excited about finally making it back to my home state after my rest day I was looking at a piece of trail I had

May 6, 2017 : Chris G.
3 states and one pair of shoes later and I’m in Va

3 states and one pair of shoes later and I’m in Va

It has been a while since my last post. I intended to write one on the zero day I decided  to skip in Hampton, Tn. So here comes a bit of a long

May 3, 2017 : Chris G.
Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

After staying at Elmers famous sunnybank Inn I finally had the motivation to leave the awesome trail town of Hot Springs behind and head toward my

Apr 24, 2017 : Chris G.
Gatlinburg to Hot Springs: Zero Day City

Gatlinburg to Hot Springs: Zero Day City

Gatlinburg Zero Day We arrived at Newfound Gap and got one of the church shuttles to take us to the NOC which is an outdoor retailer located in

Apr 19, 2017 : Chris G.
Then there was 200: Franklin to Gatlinburg

Then there was 200: Franklin to Gatlinburg

When the update last concluded I was in the awesome hiker town of Frakilin, NC. I highly recommend this trail town to zero or just stop in. The

Apr 14, 2017 : Chris G.
AT Hammock Camping Tips from the Trail:1

AT Hammock Camping Tips from the Trail:1

So you decided you want to join the cool kids and hammock camp. In my few weeks into the AT I have a few tips that may help you to not run into the

Apr 9, 2017 : Chris G.
And then there was 100: Dicks Creek Gap to Franklin

And then there was 100: Dicks Creek Gap to Franklin

This post will be shorter since I only hiked a few days to get to my first official zero day in Franklin but it only seemed fitting to document the

Apr 6, 2017 : Chris G.
The first 70: Approach to Dicks Creek Gap

The first 70: Approach to Dicks Creek Gap

The beginning Well it finally happened.  With the tremendous amount of help from my stepdad and family I packed and moved my belongings from my

Apr 1, 2017 : Chris G.
Gear I’m Starting with on the AT 2017

Gear I’m Starting with on the AT 2017

For all the people wondering what I'll be taking with me initially on the AT, maybe 4 plus my mom, this is the post for you.  Since I got a GoPro and

Mar 3, 2017 : Chris G.