Monthly Archives: April 2013

Back on the Trail

It was very hard to say goodbye to the Princess and our younger grandson, Liam, when they dropped me off at the trailhead near Roan Mountain yesterday morning. I like everything about hiking the Appalachian Trail except the family separation…and … Continue reading

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It Has Been Said…

…that after a time on the Appalachian Trail, men look like prisoners of war, and women look like goddesses. Princess here…It was great being able to spend the weekend with Walker! He doesn’t look much worse for the wear…although we … Continue reading

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A Birthday Surprise

The Princess and I have been cooking up a big surprise for our daughter and her family, especially her son (our grandson), Jackson, who turned four on Saturday. April 20th is our anniversary – the 28th anniversary this year – … Continue reading

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Z Money Magic

This is Z Money Magic, a thru-hiker from Philly. We have been crossing paths for the past several days and got to spend time together at the Mountain Harbour Hostel in Roan Mountain, TN. His trail name comes from his … Continue reading

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What’s In My Food Bag?

Everyone on the Appalachian Trail has a food bag and keeps a careful watch on their food supply. It’s just as critical as your water supply but not as easily replenished. It’s important to carry enough food to get you … Continue reading

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Mountain Harbour Hostel – Roan Mtn., TN

Last night I camped near Stan Murray Shelter and there was no one there. I guess everyone else had pressed on to the next shelter (the popular Overmountain Shelter) or was camping on one of the high balds a few … Continue reading

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Cherry Gap to Stan Murray Shelter

I’m going to keep this post brief just to catch up after almost two days of no cell coverage. I walked 22 miles and have two things to report: 1. It rained and rained and rained. 2. My rain gear … Continue reading

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