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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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