Category Archives: The Trail

AT Section Hike: Iron Mtn Gap to Erwin, TN

I have been working on connecting the random sections of the Appalachian Trail that I have already hiked, and I almost have it all completed up to Dennis Cove Rd (mile 416.5)! So, last week my son and I loaded up … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: January 2015 – Hot Springs to Max Patch

Last weekend I met up with a few friends and continued my hike a few miles farther north along the Appalachian Trail. On day 1 we began our hike from the parking lot below Max Patch, and hiked ~7 miles to Walnut … Continue reading

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AT Section Hike & My “HYOH” Rant

Last Thursday I jumped in my car and drove up to Woody Gap, which as many probably know is a gap along the Appalachian Trail 20 miles north of Springer Mountain. I had a separate pack with my hammock, an … Continue reading

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Overnight on Mt LeConte

This past Saturday (5.19.12) Gizmo Joe, Troy, (my son) Matthew/Twig, (my nephew) Brandon/Tree and myself all headed up to Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for an overnight getaway! And no, we did not spend the night at the … Continue reading

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Wayah Gap to Sassafras Gap Shelter

Day 1: Wayah Gap to Wesser Bald Shelter Distance: 15.7 miles Start: 9:40 AM Finish: 6:30 PM (?) Beginning Pack Weight: 20.2 lbs Gizmo Joe and I began our hike Thursday am at Wayah Gap around 9:40 am. We began … Continue reading

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I Put Kool-Aid In That!!

My water, that is… I add Kool-Aid to my water while I am hiking along the trail… I love me some Grape Kool-Aid (and before you ask, no, it has nothing to do with Tinny’s Cult).

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