Newfound Gap-Tri-Corner Knob Shelter. 221.9 done/1967.9 to go. March 30, 2017

This is late. Yesterday’s post. I had no service yesterday, last night and most of today. I’ll have another post tonight.  Bob and Judy made bacon, eggs, potatoes, biscuits and jam for breakfast this morning. Then Bob drove me back to Newfound Gap so I could pick up where I left off.  I was grateful… Continue reading Newfound Gap-Tri-Corner Knob Shelter. 221.9 done/1967.9 to go. March 30, 2017

Double Spring Gap Shelter-Newfound Gap. 206.8 done/1983.0 to go. March 29, 2017

I got up this morning at the usual 5:30am. I’m sure some in the shelter don’t appreciate the early morning rattling around in the shelter, but there were three others that wanted to start early so it wasn’t just me. I cooked my oatmeal with honey and cinnamon and packed. Tasteless, Backtrack, Chico and I… Continue reading Double Spring Gap Shelter-Newfound Gap. 206.8 done/1983.0 to go. March 29, 2017

Fontana Dam Shelter-Spence Field Shelter 182.9 done/2006.9 to go. March 27, 2017

Hello Tennessee. I can’t say goodbye North Carolina because we cross back and forth between the two states for the next several miles.  Here is the rainbow we saw last night.  The shelter I stayed in last night was very full. I made friends with a couple other old guys. Their names were LowTech and… Continue reading Fontana Dam Shelter-Spence Field Shelter 182.9 done/2006.9 to go. March 27, 2017

Brown Fork Gap-Fontana Dam Shelter. 165.0 done/2024.2 to go. March 26, 2017. 

I’m staying in a shelter for the first time tonight. This is the biggest one on the AT. It holds 24 people. It looks like we’ll be pretty full tonight. It’s nickname is the Fontana Hilton. We actually have a bathroom and shower at this location. This morning was miserable for me. First I couldn’t sleep because… Continue reading Brown Fork Gap-Fontana Dam Shelter. 165.0 done/2024.2 to go. March 26, 2017. 

Nantahala Outdoor Center-Brown Fork Gap Shelter. 152.8 done/2037.0 to go. March 25, 2017

Today was another challenging day. I said I was going to do a shorter day and it didn’t work out that way. I think I’m just wired to push hard. Tomorrow I’m definitely only going 12.8. I’ll finish tomorrow at Fontana Dam. Right after that is the entry into Smoky Mountain National Park. At Fontana… Continue reading Nantahala Outdoor Center-Brown Fork Gap Shelter. 152.8 done/2037.0 to go. March 25, 2017

Wayah Bald Shelter-Nantahala Outdoor Center. 137.0 done/2052.8 to go. March 24, 2017. 

Happy birthday Tenley! Today is my granddaughter’s fifth birthday. She is an example of super charged energy.  I had another long day even though I said I wouldn’t. I guess I’m just wired that way.  I am committed however to take it easier tomorrow. Today was hard. My knees are talking to me. Tomorrow looks… Continue reading Wayah Bald Shelter-Nantahala Outdoor Center. 137.0 done/2052.8 to go. March 24, 2017.