We're finally going!
by, 07-17-2012 at 17:52 (802 Views)
I've finally convinced my husband, 4Fevertryin, that we've got to hike the AT. I found an information packet from the ATC dated Nov, 2007 so it's only taken about 5 years to convince him! He became convinced after going geocaching with me and realizing how nice (and quiet) it is to be out in the woods!
Our first adventure will be in April of 2013, to hike from Amicalola Falls SP on the AT approach trail to Unicoi Gap. That's 8.8 miles plus 52.9 so about 60 miles in 8 days. We just can't wait to get out there!
We've got our boots and packs, poles and stools (for sitting) and our tent but are a little confused about what to bring to wear. We live in Florida and so are not sure what the weather will be like in the mountains of Georgia in April. I've posted to the forums and hopefully will get some good advice!
We've tried some of the prepackaged meals and will probably rely pretty heavily on those for nourishment and plan to purchase a Steri-pen Journey for water treatment. We'll only be camping on the trail for 5 nights out of the eight we plan to hike, taking advantage of available accomodations along the trail.
Working now on rain gear, base layers, if needed and clothing to bring. Still need to choose sleeping bags and pads, and a way to heat water for food. I'm sure many, many other things to consider and I've got lists and post-its everywhere.
Also need to make arrangements for a shuttle from Unicoi to Amicalola Falls SP.