(Champ) Dan Coy

My name is Dan Coy, from Atlanta, Georgia, occupation: jazz guitarist, a former competitive cyclist with State and National titles, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dog-lover. I enjoy photography, cooking, drawing, running, camping, hiking, and lots of other wacky stuff.

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Trail Update: Front Royal to Carlisle

Trail Update: Front Royal to Carlisle

Day 63 (16.3 miles) Front Royal, VA., to Dick’s Dome Shelter (Mile 986) After a hot breakfast in the hotel, I stepped across the street from the

Jun 11, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Hiking Through Shenandoah National Park

Hiking Through Shenandoah National Park

Day 56: (20.7 miles) Rockfish Gap to Blackrock Hut (mile 883.7) Following a restful week off the trail, at home in Atlanta with family, I drove a

Jun 1, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Heat, Rain, and a Celebration Off Trail

Heat, Rain, and a Celebration Off Trail

Day 48 (19.5 miles) Daleville, Va., to Bobblets Gap campsite (mile 748) It was a late night last night doing video editing and uploading to YouTube,

May 19, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Hitting the High Points on My Way Through Virginia

Hitting the High Points on My Way Through Virginia

Day 36 (15 miles) Partnership Shelter to Davis Path campsite So my one night I get to sleep in an actual bed, the room next door has a drunken

May 9, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
The Vortex Is Strong in Damascus

The Vortex Is Strong in Damascus

Day 29 (7.5 miles) Laurel Falls campsite to Boots Off Hostel, Hampton, Tenn. Laurel Falls campsite was wonderful, sleeping peacefully by a quiet

Apr 28, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Day 22 (13.5 miles) Whistling Gap campsite to Uncle Johnny’s, Erwin, Tenn. Started out of camp around 7 a.m. and made it to the top of a nearby

Apr 20, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Week Three: Miles Evaporating Underneath My Feet

Week Three: Miles Evaporating Underneath My Feet

Day Fifteen (15.7 miles) Newfound Gap to Tri-Corner Knob shelter It was a rough night, tossing, turning and up periodically monitoring video

Apr 14, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
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,

Apr 6, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Georgia Flies by with Plenty of Trail Magic

Georgia Flies by with Plenty of Trail Magic

Day One (15.3 miles) Springer Mountain to Justus Creek My wife and the dogs dropped me off at the Springer parking lot around 10:45, and they waited

Mar 30, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Cell Phones on the Trail; Make Them Work for You

Cell Phones on the Trail; Make Them Work for You

Sure, it's great to disconnect from technology and simply enjoy your wilderness experience, but it's very rare that anyone will hike without a cell

Mar 14, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy