Pinky and The Brain

Hi! We are aspiring AT thru hikers! We got married in March 2021 (and again in September 2021, long story.) The Brain has dreamt of completing an AT thru hike since she was a teenager and convinced Pinky to make this our honeymoon. We step off March 14, 2022.

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Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

The one thing Glasgow is missing but sorely needs is a breakfast diner. All good southern trail towns should have a place that serves biscuits and

Jun 24, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

After a slow morning chatting with Zoe and Gramma we reluctantly left the comforts of home and headed back to the trail. It was already hella hot and

Jun 19, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 71-79 Woods Hole to Daleville

Days 71-79 Woods Hole to Daleville

Leaving Woods Hole was so hard. Plus it was raining. We finally tore ourselves away, consoling ourselves that we only had 11 miles to do that day.

May 31, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 65-70 Atkins to Woods Hole

Days 65-70 Atkins to Woods Hole

Getting back on to trail from Atkins was quite easy. All we had to do was walk through the gas station parking lot, under the Hwy 81 overpass and

May 30, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 61-64 The Trail Days Vortex

Days 61-64 The Trail Days Vortex

In hiker language a “vortex” is when you get stuck in a town or hostel for longer than expected, drawn in by the temptations of non-hiking

May 30, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 56-60 Ponies, Pizzas and Pacas!!

Days 56-60 Ponies, Pizzas and Pacas!!

The best part of waking up in a trail town is going to the town diner for breakfast. But first, we had to walk the 0.1 mi of trail thru the park that

May 13, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 51-55 Hampton to Home Sweet Virginia!

Days 51-55 Hampton to Home Sweet Virginia!

After a whirlwind weekend at home, we headed back to the trail with our dear friend Jo. We made an excellent pit stop in Roanoke for lunch at our

May 13, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 43-47 Roan Highlands to Hampton

Days 43-47 Roan Highlands to Hampton

This week has been the most beautiful so far. Big Bald and Beauty Spot last week were just the tip of the iceberg. The Roan Highlands are hands down

May 1, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 37-42 To Erwin and Back Again… and Again

Days 37-42 To Erwin and Back Again… and Again

We left Laughing Heart in steady rain and walked over to the Smoky Mt Diner for the best breakfast in Hot Springs. Our bellies full of biscuits &

Apr 29, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Day 28-34 The Smokies (Part 2) thru Hot Springs

Day 28-34 The Smokies (Part 2) thru Hot Springs

Welp. As so often happens in Gatlinburg time stood still and we were stuck for 3 days instead of 2. Partially due to the Newfound Gap road closing

Apr 29, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain