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The Green Dragon Hostel

The Green Dragon Hostel

"Do Not Pass" the Green Dragon Hostel In the original Lord of the Rings movie, Gandalf slams his wooden staff to the ground and yells to the Balrog, "You shall...

May 30, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Day 64 Rockfish Gap To Blackrock Gap - AT Daily Miles 20.0; AT Total Miles 884.6 My rest day yesterday was awesome and I got a lot done, including my resupply...

May 27, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Appalachian Trail Bat Attack

Appalachian Trail Bat Attack

Starting a second thru hike comes with a lot of expectations. You expect some things to be the same as the first and others to be different. You expect the...

May 27, 2024 : Pyro
Loving Virginia

Loving Virginia

Day 57 Cove Mountain To Petites Gap -- AT Daily Miles 21.9; AT Total Miles 777.5 Today ended up being a very long mileage day. Much longer than I expected it...

May 23, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Scenic Virginia and A Reunion

Scenic Virginia and A Reunion

Day 52 - VA 635 To Power Lines -- AT Daily Miles 21.4; AT Total Miles 681.1 Today was just as hard as I thought it was going to be....

May 19, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
NC/TN

NC/TN

     As I prepare to enter Virginia I look back at the photos that have captured my Journey thus far. In this entry, I have compiled some of my...

May 11, 2024 : Tyler Hobbit Roerick
Pulling a Winger

Pulling a Winger

In the classic movie "Stripes," Bill Murray’s character John Winger, and his friend decide to join the army. They watch a TV ad that paints the army to be this...

May 9, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

  Day 1 I walked the mile on Springer Mountain to the famous Appalachian Trail plaque. Seeing photos and videos of the plaque does not even come close to the...

May 6, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Off to a ROCKY Start

Off to a ROCKY Start

  I arrived in Atlanta and enjoyed my two-hour shuttle ride to Amicolola Falls Lodge. The lodge was everything I hoped it would be: beautiful sweeping views with

May 3, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Finally Into Virginia!

Finally Into Virginia!

Day 36:  AT Miles 21.6 -- Damascus To View First, if you see where I hiked to, that’s how it’s described in my FarOut app. I can’t disagree as the...

Apr 28, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle