Day 64 – 68: Trail Town, U.S.A.

Day 64: Damacus, VA Miles for the Day: 18.5 Total Miles: 469.0 Miles from Katahdin: 1,720.8 Day 65: Creeper Trail Miles for the Day: 0.5 Total Miles: 470.5 Miles from Katahdin: 1,719.3 Day 66: Storms a Creepin' Miles for the Day: 14.5 Total Miles: 485.0 Miles from Katahdin: 1,704.8 Day 67: Ponies! Miles for the … Continue reading Day 64 – 68: Trail Town, U.S.A.

Day 74 – 77: Wild Flower Days

Day 74: Brushy Mountain 2 Miles for the Day: 16.2 Total Miles: 595.0 Miles from Katahdin: 1,594.8 Day 75: Trent's Grocery  Miles for the Day: 13.5 Total Miles: 608.5 Miles from Katahdin: 1,581.3 Day 76: Dismal Falls  Miles for the Day: 10.6 Total Miles: 619.1 Miles from Katahdin: 1,570.7 Day 77 & 78: Pearisburg, VA … Continue reading Day 74 – 77: Wild Flower Days

Day 69 – 73: Summer is Near!

Day 69: Partnership Shelter Miles for the Day: 19.0 Total Miles: 532.4 Miles from Katahdin: 1,657.2 Day 70: Marion, VA Miles for the Day: 7.0 Total Miles: 539.4 Miles from Katahdin: 1,650.4 Day 71: Schoolhouse Magic Miles for the Day: 11.3 Total Miles: 550.7 Miles from Katahdin: 1,639.1 Day 72: Brushy Mountain  Miles for the … Continue reading Day 69 – 73: Summer is Near!

Day 58 – Day 63: The Land of Many Falls

Day 58: Camp Hollow Rd Miles for the Day: 3.6 Total Miles: 397.3 Miles from Katahdin: 1792.5 Day 59: Jones Falls Miles for the Day: 14.8 Total Miles: 412.1 Miles from Katahdin: 1777.7 Day 60: Coon Den Falls and Laurel Falls Miles for the Day: 11.8 Total Miles: 423.9 Miles from Katahdin: 1763.9 Day 61: … Continue reading Day 58 – Day 63: The Land of Many Falls

Day 52 – Day 57: Erwin, TN – Roan Mountain, TN

Day 52: Erwin, TN We did our longest day yet and spent the night at a hotel.  We got our laundry done and had some fast food. Miles for the Day: 16.9 Total Miles: 342.8 Miles from Katahdin: 1847.0 Day 53: Curley Maple Gap Shelter We waited till later in the evening to hike out … Continue reading Day 52 – Day 57: Erwin, TN – Roan Mountain, TN

Day 46 – Day 51: Big Bald Mountain + Wind + Rain = Bad Situation 

Day 46: Deep Gap Not much going on in this section of the trail.  There are some very beautiful flowers blooming though. Miles for the Day: 6.8 Total Miles: 286.1 Miles from Katahdin: 1903.9 Day 47: Big Firescald Knob This was a fun section of the trail.  We found out that someone by the name … Continue reading Day 46 – Day 51: Big Bald Mountain + Wind + Rain = Bad Situation 

Day 40 – Day 45: Hot Springs, NC and Asheville, NC

Day 40: Deer Park Mountain  We found a really good campsite opposite of the shelter trail. Very peaceful area. Miles for the Day: 9.9 Total Miles: 270.2 Miles from Katahdin: 1919.6 Day 41 - 44: Hot Springs and Asheville  We spent 4 nights in Asheville which was wonderful. I wanted to say thanks to Sam … Continue reading Day 40 – Day 45: Hot Springs, NC and Asheville, NC

Day 34 – Day 39: Gatlinburg to Walnut Mountain 

Day 34: Gatlinburg Zero For our zero day, we resupplied our food, ate some pizza and relaxed.  Gatlinburg can get the worst of you if you let it.  We were happy to leave when we did. Miles for the Day: 0 Total Miles: 206.8 Miles from Katahdin: 1,983.0 Day 35: Icewater Spring Shelter  We hiked … Continue reading Day 34 – Day 39: Gatlinburg to Walnut Mountain 

Day 33: Gatlinburg, TN

More snow. The night was filled with sound of rain pounding against the shelter roof. It sounded like we were underneath a waterfall. At one point I was pretty sure the roof was going to cave in from the water and or fly off from the wind. I remember waking up and thinking this may … Continue reading Day 33: Gatlinburg, TN

Day 32: Clingman’s Dome

Today would be another milestone filled day for us. It was still clear out when we woke up. Even when we started our hike it was clear. We were really hoping that the fog would stay away for awhile because we knew we would be reaching the summit of Clingman's Dome. From Silers Bald Shelter … Continue reading Day 32: Clingman’s Dome