Hot Springs, NC: May 22nd (273.9mi) to Erwin, TN: May 28th (342.0mi)

We walked into Hot Springs the morning of the 22nd and had great weather and the perfect location for one of our most productive town days so far. After taking a full two hours to eat and digest breakfast on the front deck of a little diner, we commandeered the porch of a "Closed for the Season" … Continue reading Hot Springs, NC: May 22nd (273.9mi) to Erwin, TN: May 28th (342.0mi)

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Lindsay’s Update – Back On The Trail

Thank you to everyone who helped while I was down with my dislocated tailbone. From the well wishes to rides, to a place to crash for a few days. THANK YOU! My tailbone is still sitting in the wrong position, but the swelling is down and it feels better every day. I can almost sit … Continue reading Lindsay’s Update – Back On The Trail

I-40, NC: May 19th (240mi) to Hot Springs, NC: May 22nd (273.9mi)

We're back on the trail heading north again and now that Lindsay is feeling better, that might be the only thing we are certain about! Not only do we have Lindsay's recovery to take day by day but we also added another member of the team to the mix and Hunter has his first 35 … Continue reading I-40, NC: May 19th (240mi) to Hot Springs, NC: May 22nd (273.9mi)

Fontana Dam, NC: May 8th (165.8mi) to Clingman’s Dome, NC: May 11th (199.1mi)

We woke up early and practically ran down the last 2.5mi of hill into Fontana Dam for our nero day to binge eat a hiker meal for breakfast, rather than dinner like we had in the past. Breakfast is awesome, and the thought of an overstuffed omlette with a side of bacon is music to … Continue reading Fontana Dam, NC: May 8th (165.8mi) to Clingman’s Dome, NC: May 11th (199.1mi)

Down But Not Out…

On May 11th we woke up with 10 of our fellow thru-hiking companions and walked three miles in the dark to watch the sun rise at Clingman's Dome - the highest point on the Appalachian Trail. It was beautiful; with dissipating clouds from the previous days' rain storm the intense orange looked like that scene from … Continue reading Down But Not Out…