Preface: I know this is probably going to make some of my favorite people angry with me. Leave your comments, but then let’s just hug it out, please. I found myself in the middle of a clash of cultures recently when I checked my Facebook newsfeed in Amman, Jordan. Given recent Supreme Court decisions, woman-hating killing
Due to time constraints (the dryer cycle at Haven’s Budget Inn while I hang out in my rain pants and rain jacket), I’ll just supply another highlight reel of my hiking days. Day 8: 13 miles to Dicks Creek Gap (Hiawassee, GA)- Originally we planned to hike 9.4 miles and then hike into Hiawassee in
Greetings from Franklin, North Carolina! I have a bit of catching up to do, but our first day after Neel Gap was so eventful that it deserves it’s own posting. Day 6: 11.5 miles to Low Gap Shelter. After shipping a box home with about 4 pounds of (sort of) unnecessary supplies, I set out
After 40 miles and almost 5 days of hiking, I’m staying the night at Mountain Crossings in Neels Gap. Right on the trail at mile 31.7 of the AT, this great group of people offers a full outfitter store, hiker hostel, laundry, and hot showers, and I have taken advantage of all of them. As
I’m just past Birmingham on a rainy bus ride to Atlanta and about 24 hours from setting my feet down on the Appalachian Trail for a three week hike. I’ll be carrying everything I need for at least 166 miles of this historic trail, the oldest of the really long trails in the United States.