Section Hiking

Return to Dick’s Creek: New Gear, New Hiker, New State

Return to Dick’s Creek: New Gear, New Hiker, New State

We're heading back out soon. Making calculated gear changes and weighing new items. And adding a new member to our hiking team for our May 2024 trek. This year, Daniel,...

Apr 19, 2024 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
The First Hills Passed – Days One, Two, and Three

The First Hills Passed – Days One, Two, and Three

Day One: Saturday, 24 February 2024 — Amicalola Falls Visitor Center to Black Gap Shelter   The sun sets over hills passed. My mother and step-father hiked a few miles...

Mar 9, 2024 : George Smith
The People, the Places and the Perils of the Florida Trail

The People, the Places and the Perils of the Florida Trail

No, unlike what most people expect, I wouldn’t say that alligators are a major peril on this hike. The only ones I’ve seen have been at a distance down low...

Jan 21, 2024 : Ruth Morley
Five Tips for Backpacking the A.T. in Georgia

Five Tips for Backpacking the A.T. in Georgia

Planning your A.T. adventure for Georgia? If it’s April, pack for winter. If it’s September, pack for spring. I don’t make the rules.

Oct 7, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
Rescued by a Green Dragon

Rescued by a Green Dragon

Blue Mountain is an over-eager aerobics instructor in blue leg warmers; cheering you on saying “you got this!” When you clearly don’t.

Oct 5, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
A Fallen Tree Drinks from Horsetrough

A Fallen Tree Drinks from Horsetrough

"I am seven trees now, when I was only one. This will happen to you," he said kindly.

Oct 1, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
A Deer on Kelly’s Knob

A Deer on Kelly’s Knob

The trail is lush and green in September, waist high wildflowers shade black bear and deer, sleeping in late afternoon. Unseen by me, they raise and turn their heads when...

Sep 29, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
The aborted departure

The aborted departure

According to my original plan, I should now be a couple of days south of Steven's Pass in the middle of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, heading for White Pass. Instead,...

Aug 14, 2023 : Peter Crozier
How far is too far?

How far is too far?

The purpose of a hike is ultimately to arrive at a destination. This may be because that is where you need to stop and resupply, or it is the end...

Jul 23, 2023 : Peter Crozier
A New Perspective on Florida’s Water… From an Elevation of About 12 Feet

A New Perspective on Florida’s Water… From an Elevation of About 12 Feet

OK, goodbye to sloshing through mystical cypress strands with bromeliads claiming home on all the tree trunks. No more shoe-sucking muck (for now, I suppose). Now we’re looking down endless...

Jan 14, 2023 : Ruth Morley