Tag Archives: Hot Springs

AT Section Hike: Erwin, TN, to Sam’s Gap

Last weekend, my son and I started out on a different hike than what we thought…

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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: Max Patch to Hot Springs

Last Thursday morning a buddy that I have been talking to for the last several months about backpacking made his way to my house around 8 am. He was finally getting out for his first hike, and it looked like … Continue reading

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Where am I going, & what am I taking?

In 10 days I will be heading out to complete another 67 miles of the Appalachian Trail! I will begin at 441/Newfound Gap, and will finish at Hot Springs a few days later. After completing this section, I will then … Continue reading

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Max Patch Trip Report

This is my last trip report in which I have to post about from me and my wife’s recent “vacation.” After our day hike to Chimney Tops, and then our 4-day loop hike in the Smokies, we finished our trip … Continue reading

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Packing for the Smokies, again…

It is finally time! It seems that is has been a very long time since I have stepped foot on the trail for a backpacking trip, let alone a multi-day trip. And now here it is. This weekend my wife … Continue reading

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