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)

Dick’s Creek Gap (69.7mi) to Fontana Dam (165.8mi)

After a much needed rest for our feet, a stinky load of laundry and happily letting the tornados pass by, we started our hike again heading north from Hiawassee, Georgia to our next break in Fontana Dam, North Carolina. We left Hiawassee on May 1st after one of the most incredible hiker breakfast's at the Blueberry Patch Hostel … Continue reading Dick’s Creek Gap (69.7mi) to Fontana Dam (165.8mi)

This is NOT a series of day hikes…

When describing the AT experience to my family, I described it as a series of day hikes strung together. In theory, that's what it is. In the 1930's a bunch of day and weekend hikes were strung together by various entities to form the Appalachian Trail. However, hiking The AT isn't really like a series … Continue reading This is NOT a series of day hikes…