Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1

    Default Any advice taken

    Hey guys I'm new I hiking and camping with the exception of going on a few outward bound camps, but any way my cabin is right near the Benton mackaye trail about 2 miles from the access point on 76 near blue ridge and I was thinking about hiking maybe 3 low mileage days worth and I just need advice on anything and every thing thanks so much in advance

  2. #2
    First Sergeant SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-03-2002
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Age
    52
    Posts
    14,864
    Images
    248

    Default

    I guess I would want to know what you frame of reference is as to what is low mileage. I think 10 is low, some people say 10 is their max. If you were to hike SoBo on the BMT you could hike it over to Fall Creek Falls which is about 8.7 miles total. There are a few good campsites in there. You could do 2.8 the first day, then 5.6 the second day, and finish up with a short 0.3 miles the last day if you are just looking for a taste of hiking. If you want to go farther, then you might want to start at Brushy Head Gap and hike NoBo 17.3 miles to Watson Gap. With that hike you could go about 4.2 the first day, 10.9 the second day, and finish up with a 2.2 mile day to the gap.
    SGT Rock
    http://hikinghq.net

    My 2008 Trail Journal of the BMT/AT

    BMT Thru-Hikers' Guide
    -----------------------------------------

    NO SNIVELING

  3. #3

    Default

    Ok bushy head gap sounds goo because my cabin is almost right next to that mountain on little bushy head rd but thank you very much and I look forward to getting your book. Where exactly would one buy your book

  4. #4

    Default

    Also I plan on using my ENO doublenest and ENO hammock tarp so any advice on hammock camping is accepted as well

  5. #5
    First Sergeant SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-03-2002
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Age
    52
    Posts
    14,864
    Images
    248

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainman95 View Post
    Ok bushy head gap sounds goo because my cabin is almost right next to that mountain on little bushy head rd but thank you very much and I look forward to getting your book. Where exactly would one buy your book
    The North Georgia Mountain Outfitters in Ellijay carries it and the owner has hiked the whole BMT, that is right down US76 from you and probably your best option. Mountain Crossings also carries it, but it is a little more out of the way for you. If either of those don't work out, I sell them on the internet at www.bmtguide.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainman95 View Post
    Also I plan on using my ENO doublenest and ENO hammock tarp so any advice on hammock camping is accepted as well
    All I use is a hammock. There are lots of excellent spots on the trail for hanging.
    SGT Rock
    http://hikinghq.net

    My 2008 Trail Journal of the BMT/AT

    BMT Thru-Hikers' Guide
    -----------------------------------------

    NO SNIVELING

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    The North Georgia Mountain Outfitters in Ellijay carries it and the owner has hiked the whole BMT, that is right down US76 from you and probably your best option. Mountain Crossings also carries it, but it is a little more out of the way for you. If either of those don't work out, I sell them on the internet at www.bmtguide.com

    All I use is a hammock. There are lots of excellent spots on the trail for hanging.
    I have been there although I did not see your book, then again I did not ask but I shall next time thank you for your help

  7. #7
    First Sergeant SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-03-2002
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Age
    52
    Posts
    14,864
    Images
    248

    Default

    No problem. He recently ordered new stock, so he may have been sold out when you were there. He is my best seller when it comes to outfitters.
    SGT Rock
    http://hikinghq.net

    My 2008 Trail Journal of the BMT/AT

    BMT Thru-Hikers' Guide
    -----------------------------------------

    NO SNIVELING

  8. #8

    Default

    Sgt: Any plans to sell your book on Amazon.com??

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-15-2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    3,949

    Default

    Got some extra time? Watch Andrew Skurka's talk on gear he gave at Google HQ (little over 1 hr).



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGQTcQhL08A

  10. #10
    First Sergeant SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-03-2002
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Age
    52
    Posts
    14,864
    Images
    248

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WIAPilot View Post
    Sgt: Any plans to sell your book on Amazon.com??
    I looked into it when I first got the book published, I think at the start there was a cost that I didn't think I would recoup. Since then I haven't looked into it at all, maybe it is worth a re-look.
    SGT Rock
    http://hikinghq.net

    My 2008 Trail Journal of the BMT/AT

    BMT Thru-Hikers' Guide
    -----------------------------------------

    NO SNIVELING

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-15-2003
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    3,949

    Default

    Wasn't there a thread recently from someone who formatted an e-book for free and distributed it on iTunes?

++ New Posts ++

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •