Day 39: Going SOBO over Pond Mountain

Day 39 Kincora to Vandeventer Shelter Miles Hiked: 17.6 AT Milage: 437.6 This morning Emma and I woke up at Kincora around 8am. Last night Bob offered to drive Emma and I to Watagua lake so we could slack pack 9miles southbound over Pond Mountain back to Kincora. He said after that he would driveContinue reading “Day 39: Going SOBO over Pond Mountain”

Days 30-33: 4 Zeros for the Tomm’s (and my body)

Miles Hiked: Zero AT Milage: 344.1 I knew from the start of my hike that I would be getting off the trail for a few days so I could go see my best friends get married back in Cleveland Ohio. Because of this I purposely did not take a single day off the trail untilContinue reading “Days 30-33: 4 Zeros for the Tomm’s (and my body)”

Day 28: Late Start, Later Night

Day 28 Flint Mountain Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter Miles Hiked: 18.9 AT Milage: 327.4 This morning we got out of camp so late. It’s the latest I’ve ever started a day on the Appalachian trail and I’ve only ever started later when I was on a trip with 8 other people. Starting the dayContinue reading “Day 28: Late Start, Later Night”

Day 26: A Little Rain Never Killed Anybody

Day 26 Spring Mountain Shelter to Little Laurel Shelter Miles Hiked: 8.6 AT Milage: 294.5 This morning I woke up at 7 and listened to the rain hitting the tent hoping it would stop. I didn’t start packing up things until 7:20 knowing that the rain would continue all day long. As I was packingContinue reading “Day 26: A Little Rain Never Killed Anybody”

Day 22: A Nero out of Standing Bear Farm

Day 22 Standing Bear Farm to Painter Branch Miles Hiked: 2.2 AT Milage: 243.7 This morning I woke up in the bunk house and finished up my blogging from the day before. I really enjoy keeping a trail journal but it is a lot of work sometimes. I always try to write down everything beforeContinue reading “Day 22: A Nero out of Standing Bear Farm”