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PCT Days 25 – 33: Hikin’ 9 to 5

PCT Days 25 – 33: Hikin’ 9 to 5

Take it Easy I started joking in this section that I had replaced a full-time 9 to 5 job with full-time 9 to 5 hiking. Since I was trying not...

Oct 3, 2022 : Katie Quinn
AT Days 159-160:  Mission Accomplished!

AT Days 159-160: Mission Accomplished!

After 160 days of memories, I'd summit Georgia's Springer Mountain to fulfill my lifelong dream of completing the Appalachian Trail.  I've had so many incredible experiences on this adventure of...

Oct 3, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Rock You Like a Hurricane

Rock You Like a Hurricane

Staying warm, safe, and dry Hurricane Ian devastated parts of Florida a few days ago. The predictions showed it tracking up through the lower Appalachians this weekend. My husband and...

Oct 1, 2022 : Kristine Hartlaub
AT Days 156-158:  Georgia brings wildlife, rocky peaks

AT Days 156-158: Georgia brings wildlife, rocky peaks

These three trail days offered up some intriguing Georgia peaks and wildlife encounters on the AT.  Here are the daily details: Day 156 - Stealth site, mile 2123.5 to Blue...

Sep 30, 2022 : Scott Morrison
AT Days 152-155: Franklin, NC and on to Georgia!

AT Days 152-155: Franklin, NC and on to Georgia!

I’d really enjoy my two days of resupply and recharge in Franklin, North Carolina.  When I continued south, I’d cross quickly into the final AT state of Georgia.  Here are...

Sep 29, 2022 : Scott Morrison
AT Days 148-151:  Fontana Dam and points south

AT Days 148-151: Fontana Dam and points south

I’d depart Great Smoky National Park on Day 148, but still be treated to some great scenery and terrain in North Carolina.  Here are the daily details: Day 148 Mollies...

Sep 27, 2022 : Scott Morrison
AT Days 144-147:  Gatlinburg and Clingman’s Dome

AT Days 144-147: Gatlinburg and Clingman’s Dome

After a resupply visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a huge change in the weather led to enjoyable days in Great Smoky National Park.  Here are the daily details: Day 144 -...

Sep 20, 2022 : Scott Morrison
AT Days 140-143:  Max Patch and the Great Smokies

AT Days 140-143: Max Patch and the Great Smokies

I’d visit a couple of the AT’s premier attractions during this four day stretch on the Tennessee/North Carolina border.  Here are the daily details: Day 140 Hot Springs, NC to...

Sep 20, 2022 : Scott Morrison
PCT Days 17-24: Does It Spark Joy?

PCT Days 17-24: Does It Spark Joy?

Back on my Feet After two zeroes in Burney, a trip to urgent care for a steroid injection, and a nero in which I slackpacked eight miles to see if...

Sep 17, 2022 : Katie Quinn
AT Days 136-139:  Erwin, TN to Hot Springs, NC

AT Days 136-139: Erwin, TN to Hot Springs, NC

Fresh off of a zero day in Erwin, Tennessee I’d put in four solid hiking days to reach my next resupply point in Hot Springs, North Carolina.  Here are the...

Sep 12, 2022 : Scott Morrison