Day 42: Zero day at cabin Day 43: Iron Mountain Gap to Roan High Knob Shelter, 13.7 miles Day 44: Roan High Knob Shelter to Overmountain Shelter, 7.1 miles Day 45: Overmountain Shelter to Mountain Harbor Bed and Breakfast, 8.7 miles Day 46: Mountain Harbor Bed and Breakfast to campsite at Upper Laurel Fork, 13.2 … More Virginia!

Mail Drops

A few of you kind souls have asked about sending care packages while I’m on the trail…to which I respond with a resounding yes and thank you. I haven’t been very good about planning ahead more than a couple days at a time, but that’s getting easier. So in my blogs, I’m going to start … More Mail Drops


Since leaving Hot Springs… Day 35: Hot Springs to Spring Mountain Shelter, 10.9 miles. Day 36: Spring Mountain Shelter to Jerry Cabin Shelter, 15.4 miles. Day 37: Jerry Cabin Shelter to unnamed campsite, 12.8 miles. Day 38: Unnamed campsite to Bald Mountain Shelter, 12.1 miles Day 39: Bald Mountain Shelter to Erwin, Tennessee, 16.4 miles. … More Tennessee

Shelter Life

This one’s about how part of the Appalachian Trail experience includes spooning with strangers. Scattered all up and down the trail, usually about 6-12 miles apart, are little shelters built by volunteer crews. They’re three-sided structures, usually made of wood, with a roof and an open front. Some are small and simple, maybe with a … More Shelter Life

Smoky Days

Since leaving Fontana… Day 24: Fontana Dam to Mollies Ridge Shelter, 11 miles (entering the Smokies). Day 25: Mollies Ridge Shelter to Derrick Knob Shelter, 12 miles. Day 26: Derrick Knob Shelter to Double Spring Gap Shelter, 7.2 miles. Day 27: Double Spring Gap Shelter to Icewater Spring Shelter, 13.8 miles. Day 28: Icewater Spring … More Smoky Days