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  1. Day 2: A little sore

    Slept ok first night on the trail. Sore legs kept waking me up, but was overall comfortable. Morning started off foggy and a little wet, but turned into a beautiful day with the sun coming out. Had lunch next to a pretty waterfall. Made it to Hawk Shelter and meet even more great people. Several people started from Springer today, so our total number grew. Easily over 20 tents here, but plenty of room. Itís suppose to start raining at 4am and continue all day tomorrow. First real day in rain. Wish ...

    Updated 03-30-2021 at 15:46 by aklarsen11

  2. Day 1: It begins!

    Started today at Amicalola Falls to do the approach trail. Made it to Springer Shelter for a total of 8.8 miles. Feeling a little soreness in my legs but not too bad. Good reminder to keep it nice and slow. Excited to have already met so many nice thru hikers. One in particular, Full Time. He completed his thru hike in 2011 after he retired. He said he had a total of 83 friends and family join him for a section of his hike. I thought that was so awesome. What a motivator! Heís back on the trail ...

    Updated 03-30-2021 at 15:43 by aklarsen11

  3. First Food Supply

    Have all my food ready to go. 5 days + 1 day just in case. Weights 13.8 lbs 😟. Now just need to fit it in my pack.

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  4. 2021 AT Thru Hike Announcement

    Hey Friends and Family!
    I wanted to officially announce that I will be starting my AT Thru Hike on March 23rd from Amicalola Falls, Georgia. I plan to post photos, videos, and status updates here regularly to keep y'all updated as I progress. Look forward to bringing y'all along with me on my exciting journey. Wish me luck!
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    Updated 03-16-2021 at 16:15 by aklarsen11

  5. Prepping my clothes

    Iím not worried about getting lost or getting attacked by a bear 🐻, but I am concerned about getting Lyme disease based on my research. Today I sprayed my clothes, shoes, backpack and tent with permethrin. Hopefully this will help 🤞.

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