James Shepherd

My name is James. Along with my wife, Rebekah, we hope to spend 2017 rendering the word 'aspiring' no longer necessary when describing us as thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

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We Flip

We Flip

Drive North Last week of July has JoJo and I getting our coats and thermals shipped back from home.  Gone are the hot, steamy days of Virginia as we

Nov 1, 2017 : James Shepherd
July

July

 No Hike July July starts out with us taking a zero on the first.  The second gets the train back on the tracks by having a double figure day at

Aug 22, 2017 : James Shepherd
June

June

Hello Again It feels good to have the May stories behind me and actually writing about June while the month is still ongoing (obviously, this is an

Jul 30, 2017 : James Shepherd
Recollection Series-The End Of May

Recollection Series-The End Of May

Party Time Is Over It is Thursday, May 25th, and Becky and I got an early start.  We begin at mile 274.7 and end at 289.7, giving us a 15 mile day.

Jun 16, 2017 : James Shepherd
Time Flies When Having Fun

Time Flies When Having Fun

Where Did We Leave Off This blogging gig is tough work.  I'm not even sure I know what blogging is exactly.  Enjoying yourself during the brief time

Jun 6, 2017 : James Shepherd
Recollection Series-Hot Springs & Trail Days

Recollection Series-Hot Springs & Trail Days

A New Us We wake up in the woods on Saturday, May 13th.  Becky and I hike 12 miles to Tri-Corner Knob Shelter.  The next day we cover 8 more miles

Jun 5, 2017 : James Shepherd
Recollection Series-Gatlinburg Has US

Recollection Series-Gatlinburg Has US

Gatlinburg Day 1 Becky and I hike about 5 miles to Clingmans Dome from Silers Bald Shelter on the morning of Sunday, May 7th.  Ash had gotten to the

Jun 3, 2017 : James Shepherd
We Make It To Gattlinburg

We Make It To Gattlinburg

Back To Blogging When we get dropped off at the Nantahala Outdoor Center to start our day Becky, Wolfgang, and myself take a minute to relax on the

May 3, 2017 : James Shepherd
Breaking Rules

Breaking Rules

What Is That Noise We set an alarm to make the 6:30 am pickup.  First alarm setting of the trip and hopefully the last.  It was worth it though as

Apr 29, 2017 : James Shepherd
Bye bye Georgia

Bye bye Georgia

New Beginnings Leaving the hostel we catch the second shuttle out that morning. It only has to take us the 1/2 mile to the trail where we left off

Apr 25, 2017 : James Shepherd