Browsing Posts published in April, 2009

Wednesday, 4/8 AT Miles = 15.4 / 253.8Other Miles = 0.4 / 14.2Total Miles = 15.8 / 268.0 Glory! What a fantastic day! After spending the last few days in close company with the group I've been hiking with — close quarters because of all the snow and wind and cold, while we watched out […]

So, a couple days ago I passed the 200 mile mark, and the day afterthat I passed the 10% mark (2178 * 10% = 217.8). Ten percent. Itdoesn't seem like much, does it? It is still much too daunting tothink about the whole 2178.3 miles as a whole. I concentrate on muchmore immediate goals. For […]

Tuesday, 4/7 AT Miles = 10.4 / 238.4Other Miles = 0.1 / 13.7Total Miles = 10.5 /252.2 It had snowed all night and there was about 5" or 6" of snow on the ground, and it was still snowing. It was gorgeous out, but cold. As you can maybe imagine, 17 people trying to cook […]

Monday, 4/6 AT Miles = 20.3 / 228Other Miles = 0 / 13.7Total Miles = 20.3 / 241.7 In the morning the rain had stopped, but the wind was still whipping and the temperature was falling. I set out from the shelter with a group of six other hikers with the aim of reaching Tricorner […]

Sunday, 4/5 AT Miles = 15.5 / 205.7Other Miles = 0.3 / 13.7Total Miles = 15.8 / 221.4 Food Fantasies! Today was a beautiful day. Soon after leaving in the morning I made it to the summit of Clingmans Dome. There is a road to the summit and an observation tower, and being Sunday there […]

Saturday, 4/4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JODI! AT Miles = 14.7 / 192.2Other Miles = 0 / 13.4Total Miles = 14.7 / 205.6 It was still windy and cold this morning, but all the clouds had blown out and the sky was crystal clear. I ate a quick breakfast of cold cereal, packed up my gear, took […]

Friday, 4/3 AT Miles = 13.8 / 177.5Other Miles = 0 / 13.4Total Miles = 13.8 / 190.9 When I went to bed last night I had pretty much decided to take a zero at Fontana Dam, but apparently sometime while I was sleepibg I decided not to. I woke up about 3:30 this morning […]

More Photos

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I just uploaded the photos I took between Franklin and Fontana Dam. Again, there aren’t that many because the weather was often wet and I kept thwe camera buried in the dry part of my pack. It’s dark and ominous outside today with winds of 25 – 35 miles an hour with gusts to […]

Thursday, 4/2 AT Miles = 12.7 / 163.7Other Miles = .3 / 13.4Total Miles = 13 / 177.1 It was a wonderful evening last night, and when I went to bed about8:30 the stars were starting to shine and the moon was visible. Iteven stayed a bit too warm overnight and I had trouble sleepingbecause […]

NOC to Brown Fork Gap

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Wednesday, 4/1 AT Miles = 16.0 / 151Other Miles = 0.1 / 13.1Total Miles = 16.1 / 164.1 I had a good night at the NOC last night. After hanging around in the common room of the hostel for a couple of hours chatting with other hikers, I headed back to my bunk to sleep […]