Category: travel

Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, and Washington DC

We awoke a little later than usual at the shelter, but it was ok. It was a five mile walk into Waynesboro, VA with the rest of the day off. We made it to the highway and hitched a ride into a Ruby Tuesday… Continue Reading “Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, and Washington DC”

Meet Virginia

After our Trail Days excursion, we dropped back 70 miles into Tennessee where we had left The AT. After 3 days off, it was time to get back to it. Over four days, we hiked the 70 mile stretch that brought us into Damascus.… Continue Reading “Meet Virginia”

Trail Days Getaway

Excited for our Trail Days adventure, we exited The Roan Highlands and walked a brisk 2.5 miles into the Roan Mountain / Elk Park gap. As planned, our friend Pat rolled in at 9:00 to pick us up for a day on Lake Norris.… Continue Reading “Trail Days Getaway”

Hot Springs, Erwin, and The Roan Highlands

With a beautiful view of the sunrise from the ridge, we said goodbye to magical Max Patch. Over the next two days, we hiked the final 20 miles into Hot Springs, NC. In the previous week, we had hiked over 100 miles without stopping… Continue Reading “Hot Springs, Erwin, and The Roan Highlands”

Magic on Max Patch

With all but a mile of The Smokies behind us, BigFoot and I planned our biggest day yet. Max Patch, a beautiful mountain bald with tremendous views, was 18 miles ahead, and we wanted to be there to catch the sunset. Thankfully, we awoke… Continue Reading “Magic on Max Patch”

From The NOC through The Smokies

Well, after our unplanned roadtrip, we crossed our fingers and made our way back to The Trail where we left off. Beverly graciously drove us back to The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), and after a quick lunch, we very happily resumed our hike. Since… Continue Reading “From The NOC through The Smokies”

When Life Gives You Lemons…

You make lemonade. Add vodka. And drink it on the nearest beach. No, The AT doesn’t include this gorgeous beach with powdery white sand. And no, we aren’t abandoning our dream of hiking from Georgia to Maine. Let’s back up a little. Since my… Continue Reading “When Life Gives You Lemons…”

One State Down, 13 To Go!!

Day 4. It was chilly and drizzling leaving Mountain Crossings at Neal Gap. We had another foggy day of climbing up and down the ridge line in the Southern Appalachians. After 6 miles, we hit Tesnatee Gap where The Trail crosses a highway. A small group from… Continue Reading “One State Down, 13 To Go!!”

The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered

Wait… what are you doing?  In just a few short days, Sean and I will be heading to Georgia to attempt a thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of three long footpaths in The US. The Trail runs from… Continue Reading “The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered”

13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget

Ok, it’s not free… but you know that you can budget travel, right? Right? Psst…I spent less than $7,000 traveling through Central and South America for 5 months not working (and it so could’ve been cheaper). Seven grand may sound like a lot. But… Continue Reading “13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget”

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