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How to Get To Springer Mountain

How to Get To Springer Mountain

"Where’s Springer Mountain? You mean the Southern Terminus of the AT? That’s easy… it’s in Georgia. In the woods. Actually wait I don’t know.” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Luckily,...

Jan 10, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
To Hike the Approach Trail or Not?

To Hike the Approach Trail or Not?

To Approach Trail, or Not to Approach Trail? That is the Question. The Answer… Entirely up to You! I did it in 2016 and I can see it from both...

Aug 2, 2016 : Stubbs
To Approach or Not to Approach

To Approach or Not to Approach

Should I hike the Approach Trail? That was the one question I asked myself months, days, and even hours before I left for my hike on the AT. For those...

Mar 29, 2016 : Cara Griffith
March 23, 2015 First Day on Trail

March 23, 2015 First Day on Trail

March 23 One year ago today I started my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Nothing was certain and everything seemed overwhelming. It was like being born into a new world;...

Mar 23, 2016 : Captain Planet
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the most common form being a contraption known

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
Song of the Open Road

Song of the Open Road

Halfway up Springer Mountain I walked up on a man lying flat on his back in the middle of the Approach Trail. At first I wondered if the man was...

Feb 25, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Springer Mountain Southbound Summit

Springer Mountain Southbound Summit

I picked up my poles by their mid sections and sprinted toward the summit of Springer Mountain. The trail is well-trodden, but still retains the character of Georgia's rock and...

Nov 17, 2015 : Caet Cash
Those Pictures I Promised

Those Pictures I Promised

Hey there! Remember that one and only post I made while on the trail? The one where I promised a follow-up post full of photos from that week? Well three...

Oct 1, 2015 : Ruth
Day 1-4: From Thru to Through and Back Again

Day 1-4: From Thru to Through and Back Again

Day 1: Amicalola Lodge to Springer Mountain ShelterWe woke early after our second night at Amicalola Lodge to a foggy rainy morning and a lot of nervous energy.  We showered,...

Mar 28, 2015 : Jen Magnuson
Sonic Boom and Big Sleeping Bag Girl-The Shenanigans Have Begun!

Sonic Boom and Big Sleeping Bag Girl-The Shenanigans Have Begun!

The 3 ladies in front of the infamous arch.   Before leaving for Amicalola Falls State Park I tripled checked everything. My sisters backpack, daughter and husbands packs and my...

Mar 9, 2015 : Jessica Georgia