Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Day in the Life…

After an uneventful day and a half in Hot Springs, NC–a mediocre town originally named “Warm Springs,” primarily redeemed by being physically on the AT–we climbed out of the river valley into a thick blanket of fog. Rain and fog … Continue reading

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The Great Smoky Mountains

Day One Before dawn this morning we said our goodbyes to Willett. He was picked up to be kenneled while we move through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We packed up and followed the trail across the top of Fontana … Continue reading

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From Franklin to Fontana

The 60-or-so mile journey from our zero day in Franklin, NC to the southern terminus of the Smoky Mountains has certainly flown by. We are now preparing to send Willett on what we call his “vacation” while we spend five … Continue reading

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Franklin, NC

Although we had been in town just a couple days ago, we heard that Franklin is a great place for hikers and we needed to resupply for a long stretch to and through the Smokies. We hustled to cover a … Continue reading

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Working Out the Kinks!

Hi all! We’re having a few issues uploading due to spotty service and a blog app with a tendency to malfease. All is well with us and a bunch of posts are coming!

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A Tale of Two Mountains

As the impacts of hiking day after day had begun to sink into our group, we decided to take today at a very deliberate pace. We began with an ascent of Standing Indian Mountain, our first over 5,000 feet (5,498 … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Day in North Carolina

This morning we were shuttled back to the trail along with a number of other hikers who had stayed in Hiawassee. The weather was sunny, calm and cool. We were in good spirits and hiked quickly, covering the last few … Continue reading

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