A friend asked what lead me to the Appalachian trail so i want to add this story to my journal .In 1975 when i was 10 me and my dog would spend hours in the woods behind my house .Mom would pack us lunch fill our canteen and we would be off on our adventures. One night my dad gave me a book it was trail guide to the Appalachian trail it was full of maps stories of the trail ,From that day forward me and my faithful dog would spend
Originally Posted by BonBon
Prevention reached out to me to do an article because of my age and weight I guess when I started the trail. Here it is. It is mostly accurate, some stuff I didn't really like. I thought the hike itself was the cool thing, but that has been written so many times. Their focus was on weight, mid life crisis, stress in my life etc. Still- here it is.
i am not a stranger to the trail 2012/2013 i hiked GA parts of NC then VA in the first week of April 2017 i will leave from GA to the trail and go as far as my feet will carry me then i hope to be a thru hiker i know it is not an easy task .but it is one i dreamed of for a very long time.and i will give it my all.till then happy trail my trail brothers and sisters
Originally Posted by JC13
Water carried is going to depend on you personally, I normally drink a gallon plus everyday so on the trail it made it harder to keep up IMO. Some days I was going through 8+ litres. Mileage listed below in case you don't have a guide.
Stover Creek is ~ mile 2.7 if I recall.
Three Forks is mile 4.3. This was flowing very well when we came through in July.
Hawk Mtn. Shelter is 8.1.
Justus is 14.4.
Gooch Mtn. Shelter is 15.8.
Lance Creek is 24.3.
Oct 29: Hawk Mountain to Blue Mountain Summit (dinner) to New Tripoli Camp. (15.5 miles)
Oct 30: New Tripoli Camp - Lehigh Gap. (12.5 miles)
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