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.
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
My First Hostel Our second zero day was going to see me staying in my first hostel. I am pretty sure that Becky had stayed in a hostel before while
Easter Sunday After the crazy party the night before of salad, tea, laundry, and spades the morning alarm comes way to early. Actually, there was
Just Another Day This morning a young meteorologist claims it is supposed to start raining at noon and continue nonstop for 12 hours. This camp is
A Slight Glimmer Of Hope Now that Becky has passed me my only desire is to not die on this mountain. It would give my last boss to much pleasure.
Nancy Drew And The Closed Hostel Our initial plan today is no longer valid when we hear the hostel we are heading too is no longer open. Some
Tough Day This day is tough. Three mountain climbs. I like to rest at the tops while Becky wants to rest in the gaps between. So it gives us a
Getting Started This is the day we actually get to the trail head. I had to get up around 2:30am because the tent pole on my side had fallen down
Getting To Amicalola So after spending a few extra days at my parents house trying to get rid of a cough that both Rebekah and I brought down from
Who We Are My name is James. Nancy Drew is my wife. That is not her real name but I am going to secretly push for that to become her trail name.