Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Atkins Marathon

At 7:00 a.m. the shuttle from the Relax Inn took Whiskers, Rocket and me back to Dick’s Gap where they had picked us up the day before. It was a 30 minute drive through very rural country up into the … Continue reading

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Big Trail Magic!

Today was a very unusual day! As I wrote in the previous post, the rain began at 6:00 p.m. last night and it continued through most of the day today. I managed to break camp and get my tent packed … Continue reading

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My One Month Anniversary on the Trail

I drafted this post yesterday but somehow it got lost in the ether, so here it is a day late… April 27th is my one month anniversary on the trail and I celebrated that milestone at the Wise Shelter which … Continue reading

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The Good Wife or Wonder Woman?

This is Diane. She does not have a trail name but I think she should be called either Wonder Woman or The Good Wife. Diane’s husband is a thru-hiker named Molar Man (retired dentist). They are from Ohio and have … Continue reading

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Rusty and Toast!

Today I got a big surprise! I left Damascus after enjoying a pimento cheese sandwich and Gatorade at Cowboy’s diner/convenience store/gas station. I think the cook there liked me because one of the pieces of whole wheat bread on my … Continue reading

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Virginia!

I made record time today covering 25 miles in nine hours – including breaks. The day started out a bit cold at Iron Mountain Shelter. My tent and my hiking poles had ice on them this morning. It took me … Continue reading

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The AT Rollercoaster

Just a short post this morning before I head off for Damascus… Yesterday was a Rollercoaster day. It started out beautifully with a walk along Laurel Fork, the area around Lake Watauga. About 4:00 a storm came along and it … Continue reading

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