The morning came at Dan Gap and cook pots were boiling water, I made a cup of tea.
As it steeped I started breakfast, 3 packs of instant oatmeal, then was cleaning my pot and chatting with the gentlemen, when one offered me a instant Starbucks coffee packet.
I heated some water right up and realized how much I missed my coffee in the morning.
Every time from that moment on I would get coffee at my resupply towns.
Neels Gap is just six miles north and there I can mail
Updated 01-28-2012 at 13:30 by Puma Ghostwalker
Hikers and trail enthusiast in Asheville are getting together once a month to socialize and stay connected. Very informal, and fun. For the month of February, we will meet on the 16th, from 6 -8pm at the Mellow Mushroom http://www.mellowmushroom.com/ashevi...ndex/asheville . RSVP is not necessary, but helpful in assuring that the table is large enough. Give a shout if you want to be added to the email list.
Yesterday marked the first day in awhile I didn't get out and walk -- just too much work that had to get done before the week finished.
This morning, though, is cold, foggy, and rainy, which makes it a good day to get out there and test some of my clothes.
Well, as soon as I finish my coffee. And the dog gets off my lap.
-- Hat, 2012 NOBO AT
Updated 02-08-2012 at 22:50 by bgood360
I actually did no trail planning today and focused mostly on work. I did take my lunch break, though, and walked the Muddy Creek Trail (plus the little extension at the end) to get in 6 miles. If chopping and splitting firewood counts as exercise, then I'll lump that into my physical preparation.
I found a handful of videos on YouTube.com this evening and watched those. The best so far has been this one:On a Thru-Hike - Appalachian Trail 2010
After much agonizing, I finally decided to leave my trusty REI Half Dome (purchased in 2000 for a climb up Kilimanjaro) at home and go with something new. The Half Dome has served me well on Kili and all over Texas (Big Bend, the Big Thicket, Dinosaur Valley State Park, South Padre, Caprock Canyons, Palo Duro Canyon, Guadelupe National Mountains, etc. -- you name it) and I could set it up half asleep, in the wind, in the rain, in the dark, and on occasion under all four conditions at once on the
Updated 02-08-2012 at 22:51 by bgood360
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