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My AT thru hike of 2011.

  1. Week 5: 12 - 18 April 2011

    12 Apr 2011 - Tues - Day 29: Hiked to Elk Park, NC ( 23.5 miles) and stayed at Mountain Harbor Bed and Breakfast and hostel. The is the friendliest and cleanest hostel so far. The hostel is above the horse barn. It is easy to get to. Weather was horrible: 50mph winds, rain, sleet, snow and hail. NOT fun! I think I had mild hypothermia for 2 hours.

    13 Apr 2011 - Wed - Day 30: Hiked to N36 13 16 W082 01 44 near Upper Laurel Fork (12.6 miles). Quiet spot. This morning I started on the ...
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  2. Week 4: 5-11 April 2011

    5 Apr 2011 - Tues - Day 22: Zero day in Hot Springs, NC. Spent time going over gear and repairing shoes with goo. Also bought rubber tips for my walking sticks, a new wicking shirt, new insoles for my shoes, a new pair of socks, and a pair of camp shoes. Expensive stop. Quiet little town. I was exhausted.

    6 Apr 2011 - Wed - Day 23: Hiked about 14 miles to a quiet campsite at N35 58 48.7 W082 47 07.4. Elevation: 2975ft. It was nice to stay at a campsite since it was a requirement to ...
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  3. Week 3 - 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2011

    29 Mar 2011 - Tues - Day 15: Made it to the Hike Inn in Fontana Dam, NC (11.4miles). 55degrees clear and sunny. The Inn is a great place to stay. The people are nice and the rooms are great. Have to go to town to get waterproof spray for all of my gear. It is supposed to rain when I leave in the morning.

    30 Mar 2011 - Wed - Day 16: Left the Hike Inn and hiked to Russell Field Shelter in the rain and mud (14.9 miles). The Smoky Mountains are a let down. Morale is low. 50degrees and ...
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  4. Week 2: 22-28 Mar 2011

    22 Mar 2011 - Tues - Day 8: zero day --rest and recovery at Hiawassee Inn for sore knees. Feeling much better and ready to hit the trail tomorrow. Plan to take the shuttle to Dicks Creek Gap at 0830. The GA border is only 9 miles from Dicks Creek Gap, so I plan to stay at Muskrat Creek shelter tomorrow. Completed gear check for defects and everything is still ok. Thoroughly cleaned all water bottles, stove, etc. Bought a fleece throw for an extra liner inside the tent to take the chill off. It doesn’t ...

    Updated 04-21-2011 at 23:27 by snifur

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  5. Week 1: 15-19 Mar 2011

    15 Mar 2011 - Tues - Day 1 1800: Arrived in Gainesville, GA in the morning and took a cab to Amicalola Falls State Park. Hiked to Black Gap shelter (7.3miles) and feel great. There are about 15 people here. It is 50F and foggy. I will be on Springer Mountain just after sun up.

    16 Mar 2011 - Wed - Day 2 1800: Made it to Hawk Mountain shelter (9.3 miles) and still feel well with the low miles. There are about 20 people here. It is 55F, clear and sunny.

    17 Mar 2011 - Thurs ...

    Updated 04-02-2011 at 17:33 by snifur

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