WhiteBlaze Pages 2022
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$5 for printable PDF, AVAILABLE NOW. $9 for interactive PDF(smartphone version)
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Dan Roper; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,092

    I don't recall exactly, but it's perhaps five or...

    I don't recall exactly, but it's perhaps five or ten minutes on the trail. There are plenty of other stretches that are similar - just north of Jacob's Ladder, the Sawteeth past Charlie's Bunion,...
  2. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,092

    I'm afraid of heights but I had zero issues with...

    I'm afraid of heights but I had zero issues with Albert Mountain. As far as difficulty it's more fun than hard. The climb out of Stekoah Gap (Sweetwater Cliffs aka Jacobs Ladder) is much harder,...
  3. Check out the YouTube series of "Bestill on the...

    Check out the YouTube series of "Bestill on the Trail": Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2020 - Day 123 - Summit Day Plus Knife Edge - YouTube

    The start of his 2020 thru was delayed to late May due to...
  4. Replies
    1
    Views
    546

    It was open and heavily used during the late...

    It was open and heavily used during the late spring and early summer. So it should be open, unless something's happened in the meantime.
  5. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,736

    I got my first two pairs of Darned Tough socks in...

    I got my first two pairs of Darned Tough socks in April, just before my May section in Virginia. A+

    No more sock worries. They are awesome. I'll wear them out eventually. Then I'll replace...
  6. As a spectator, really cool to see how a...

    As a spectator, really cool to see how a Whiteblaze member was able to quickly but significantly bless a daughter who misses her Dad. Well done, Captain Blue. Well done, White Blaze. And Baby...
  7. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,814

    Yes, MamaKatBrigid, you'll be good. You've...

    Yes, MamaKatBrigid, you'll be good. You've handled Spring to Dick's Creek Gap. The terrain to the north really isn't different in any meaningful way.
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,814

    It's been years since I've done that section, but...

    It's been years since I've done that section, but there isn't any "hand-over-hand" stuff. There's nowhere from Georgia through Virginia that is. From my years section hiking the southern AT, I...
  9. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,524

    Enjoyed reading your story, GoldenBear. I ip my...

    Enjoyed reading your story, GoldenBear. I ip my cap to you, partly because your experience was epic and partly because you finished what you set out to do. Also, you were new to the overnighters. I...
  10. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,524

    The Dumbest Thing I've Ever Done on the AT

    The dumbest thing I ever did on the AT happened mostly because I was so excited to return to the trail.

    From 2007 to 2018, I backpacked the AT with one or both of my sons, from Springer Mountain...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,668

    Georgia is nothing like the Whites. Georgia is...

    Georgia is nothing like the Whites. Georgia is challenging for newcomers just starting who don't yet have trail legs. It's wooded, lovely, cold in winter and hot in summer, but it's not the Whites.
  12. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,668

    I grew up in Florida but came to Georgia for...

    I grew up in Florida but came to Georgia for college and stayed. It was a dream from my 20s on to do the Georgia section of the trail. Started sectioning in my mid-40s with my two sons. Then we kept...
  13. Thread: Seasons?

    by Dan Roper
    Replies
    38
    Views
    2,707

    Mr. Elf, you either camped on an asteroid or you...

    Mr. Elf, you either camped on an asteroid or you posted your photo upside down.
  14. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,318

    The Shenandoahs sound like what you're looking...

    The Shenandoahs sound like what you're looking for in "fewer sustained climbs and descents."

    Another possibility might be Newport, Virginia, to Daleville, which includes McAfee Knob and Tinker...
  15. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,961

    Georgia can be hiked year-around, if you have a...

    Georgia can be hiked year-around, if you have a flexible schedule. There are stretches of bad weather in winter and high summer, but even those seasons offer windows of good weather. The best months...
  16. You made a good call. The AT from Watauga to...

    You made a good call. The AT from Watauga to Damascus is memorable, with some nice mountain terrain and lovely farm fields. And there's the nice finish at Damascus, where you can get a big burger...
  17. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,460

    Spider webs can be annoying throughout the warm...

    Spider webs can be annoying throughout the warm months, but they peak in August and early September, at least in Georgia. By that point in the season, the young have matured, the population has...
  18. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,393

    Our minds play tricks at 3 a.m. and whenever...

    Our minds play tricks at 3 a.m. and whenever contemplating a backpacking trip. Especially if we're taking our youngsters. I've dealt with that through the years, but it always evaporated once I...
  19. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,360

    When my boys were 9 and 6, I took them canoe...

    When my boys were 9 and 6, I took them canoe camping on the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia. Two things they most remember: (1) the older boy and my father-in-law flipped their canoe; (2) all of...
  20. Replies
    30
    Views
    3,660

    But if a big part of your case - your damages...

    But if a big part of your case - your damages claim - is that the accident left you hobbled, there are strategic reasons to avoid undertaking an intensely physical backpacking trip that would be...
  21. Replies
    30
    Views
    3,660

    The vast majority of cases settle without going...

    The vast majority of cases settle without going to trial. It's true that the approach of a trial date lends urgency to the negotiation process, so more cases settle close to trial date. If indeed...
  22. Hello to the Backpackers, Catawba to James River, May 9 to 15

    Hello to all the folks I met while sectioning in Virginia last week. I remember some names, forgot others, but this year's group seemed particularly cordial.

    Firefly (Wayne from Lancaster, PA): ...
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,536

    Just finished a Catawba to James River Footbridge...

    Just finished a Catawba to James River Footbridge section, from 5/9 to 5/15. Word from several hostel/shuttle folks is that the bubble isn't that far north yet, but things are now picking up very...
  24. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,567

    5/9/22 morning forecast in southwest Virginia,...

    5/9/22 morning forecast in southwest Virginia, specifically pointing out Burke's Garden (near Chestnut Knob Shelter). Virginia mountains can be so variable in May:

    NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...As...
  25. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,900

    I'm not positive what "pumped through a...

    I'm not positive what "pumped through a kaleidoscope" means, but if it sounded like some kind of "electric music," that could be a veery (a member of the thrush family): (2) Veery Song - YouTube
    ...
Results 1 to 25 of 413
Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 4