Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Triple Crown Gear Hall of Fame

I wanted to highlight the gear I used on all 3 trails. That’s over 7000 miles of hiking, and I think anything that lasts through all that deserves some special attention! Leki Makalu Mountain Tour Poles They just worked. I … Continue reading

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Day 120 – DONE!!!

We were glad we didn’t set up our tent last night since it rained all night again. We didn’t set an alarm, knowing we only had 17 miles today. It was nice to have a late morning and head out … Continue reading

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Day 119

It rained much of the night but we woke to clouds and fog. We hit the trail early and missed quite a few views due to the fog. It actually didn’t rain at all the whole day, so we are … Continue reading

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Day 118

It was clouded in and grey when we got up but not raining as we headed next door for breakfast. Breakfast at the Top of Georgia comes with a printed sheet of the “local weather  forecast for the Appalachian Trail”. … Continue reading

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Day 117

In honour of the continued crappy weather, here are some videos. First, two from our wet walk into Damascus: https://youtu.be/DApVfu0ItA0 and https://youtu.be/TX_DIiEBIfs Then, how we hope our hike will end, with a beautiful day like we had at Beauty Spot … Continue reading

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Day 116 – GEORGIA!

Sasscrotch, Luke, and their 4 dogs ended up setting up their tents and leaving us alone in the 16person shelter. We felt bad for them in the morning since it rained hard on and off all night. The rain and … Continue reading

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Day 115 – 100 miles to go!

We have 102.5 miles to go! Some non-trail things we’re looking forward to: Vegetables Real pillows Water out of the tap Dry clothes, socks, and shoes in the morning Electric toothbrush Ryley’s feet smelling like he showered Being able to … Continue reading

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Day 114

We woke up early because it’s a town day! Since the weather continues to be crap, we had to hike with headlamps for a bit even though technically the sun was “up”. We descended for a couple hours down into … Continue reading

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Day 113

Cowboy camping was, unfortunately, a complete disaster. We got nommed on by no-see-ums and some mosquitos, and Ryley asked if we could either try to set up the tent or go in the shelter. I said “no, we’re having an … Continue reading

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Day 112 – Into North Carolina

Today we are officially in North Carolina. For the last week we’ve been riding the border between NC and TN, but now we’re fully into NC. We got up pre-dawn and headed out as soon as we could see, around … Continue reading

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