Category: Appalachian Trail 2024

  • Day 10 – Moore Creek Campsite to Cold Spring Gap campsite

    Day 10 – Moore Creek Campsite to Cold Spring Gap campsite

    This will be a short post. My phone and personal battery are both running low. The repeated 15+ miles days are starting to take their toll. My trail legs are holding up fine. A little stiff in the morning but nothing a little climb doesn’t work out. I’m also noticing I can get into a…

  • Day 9 – Carter Gap Shelter to Moore Creek campsite

    Day 9 – Carter Gap Shelter to Moore Creek campsite

    Another day another PR 😁. A few days ago I stopped short of my plan because of incoming weather. Today everything conspired to put me further down the trail than I had initially planned, clocking in my first 17 mile day. The morning started early again. I got dressed in my hiking clothes and got…

  • Day 8 – Bly gap to Carter Gap Shelter

    Day 8 – Bly gap to Carter Gap Shelter

    Last night I made my first Raman bomb. Ever. Yeah, probably should have practiced that once or twice at home first. It didn’t get fully rehydrated which meant some of the potatoes and some of the noodles were still crunchy. But honestly it was delicious. I’m sure my technique will improve over time. Today was…

  • Day 7 – Around the Bend Hostel to Bly Gap

    Day 7 – Around the Bend Hostel to Bly Gap

    Writing this from the comfort of my hammock…in North Carolina!! I’ve officially checked the first state off my AT through hike list. Georgia treated me well with no rain and pretty fair temps (all except that one night 🧊). I started today with a shower at Around the Bend. Did I need another shower? No.…

  • Day 6 – Sassafras Gap tent site to Around the Bend Hostel

    Day 6 – Sassafras Gap tent site to Around the Bend Hostel

    Today was a much needed day of rest. But it didn’t start that way. I woke up a little before 7 and packed up camp quietly since the other three TH’s I camped with were still in their tents. I was on the trail by a little after 8 with the idea in my head…

  • Day 5 – stealth site 1 mile south of Blue Mtn Shelter to Sasassafras Gap

    Day 5 – stealth site 1 mile south of Blue Mtn Shelter to Sasassafras Gap

    Today was a good and hard day. I ended up less than a mile from my intended campsite. Still close enough for a short 6 mile hike out to the hostel but not where I had planned on when the day started. Speaking of the day starting, I got to see my first sunrise on…

  • Day 4 – Baggs Creek Gap to a back country camping site about 1.7 north of Chattahoochie Gap

    Day 4 – Baggs Creek Gap to a back country camping site about 1.7 north of Chattahoochie Gap

    Last night and this morning were cold. It got down to 22 with a windchill of below 10. Despite that I had my best night of sleep yet! Nearly 7 hours uninterrupted and then another 2. Knock wood, my gear has been doing amazing well for me so far. My Topo shoes still look and…

  • Day 3 – Lance Creek to Bags Creek Gap

    Day 3 – Lance Creek to Bags Creek Gap

    So after getting all worked up about “the first real climb nobos face” (aka Blood Mountain), it turned out to be the best part of the hike so far. There were at least 20 other through hikers that stayed at Lance Creek last night (it’s the last spot you can camp without a bear can…

  • Day 2 – Sassafras to Lance Creek restoration area

    Day 2 – Sassafras to Lance Creek restoration area

    Last night was a little rough. The last couple miles up sasssafras took their toll, I’d not really slept well the night before (combo of pre hike jitters and sleeping on a pull out couch) and while the views were beautiful the ridge got super windy after midnight and the rangers were out practicing (helicopters…