Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail Day 123 - Moose Mtn. - Smarts Mtn.

Appalachian Trail Day 123

Day 123, 06-30-01

12.6 miles, AT  – 1749.6

Day 25 Rain

We all got up late today. No one wanted to get up or hike. We finally left camp around 10:30 AM. Burn bet me that I couldn’t be the last one to camp, since Im so competitive. She was wrong! I will receive a foot massage as a result.

Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail Day 123 - Moose Mtn. - Smarts Mtn.

We only made in about 5-6 miles and we stopped for lunch at Trapper John Shelter. As we ate, a thunderstorm moved in.  We hung out till 4:45 PM. It was still raining when we left.

I had to go really slow so not to pass anyone. I hung out with Knatty and Speedy, while keeping a close eye on Burn and BA. We had a long climb to do to camp, so we took many breaks. We had a couple of nice views and some really thick patches of pines that were really nice to see. The climb was tough at the end. One of the steepest we’ve seen in a while. It was a taste of what is to come.

Appalachian Trail Day 123 - Moose Mtn. - Smarts Mtn.

The view from the fire tower could have been better if it wasn’t so hazy. Tonight were in a closed cabin. We have a window open and the door for air. It’s damp though, so I hope things aren’t wet in the AM. Arlo and Crash are sleeping in the fire tower.

Scatman 2011- I was the last one to camp but Burn tried to say I wasn’t on some small technicality but I won in the end. The five of us stayed inside while Canine who none of us had met and one other person slept on the porch of the shelter.

I recall the climb to be touch like I say in the text above. It was a true NE climb, no switchbacks, straight up!



Get out there!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply


Arizona Trail Logo - azt - aztr
Tour Divide/Great Divide MTB Route Logo - tour divide guide Planning Aids
Colorado Trail Logo- One of Seven Project - colorado trail guide Planning Aids
Kokopelli Trail Logo - Kokopelli Trail Guide - Bikepacking
Pemi Loop Logo - hiking - guides - HIKING GUIDES

What’s New in Our Store

Cool threads and more!

OB Sucks

OB Sucks Disc Golf T-shirt

Throwing out of bounds sucks!

(men’s and women’s available).

Class of ____

Class of ___ Colorado Trail T-shirt

Celebrate your thru-hiking class with the Class of ___ T-shirt!

(men’s and women’s & nobo and sobo available).


AZTR Ride, Eat, Sleep, Repeat T-shirt bikepacking clothes

It’s June. Ride, Eat, Sleep, Repeat Arizona Trail Race.

(men’s and women’s available).

Checkout all our available products in our store, and thanks for the support!

Support the Project

Simply clicking on the links below with our affiliates supports the Project.

Or checkout our Deals page to save big!

Rei logo
competitive cyclist
affiliate-gossamer gear
Outdoor Research - Technical Outdoor Gear & Apparel
Amazon - Clothes, Electronics, Sports Gear & Apparel, Automotive, Toys, Books, Music
msr sponsor support - about
Platypus hydration evolved - hydration packs - filters - water storage - about -FINISH TIME CONTEST
Sealline logo marker of waterproof storage - about - FINISH TIME CONTEST
thermarest sponsor support - about
affiliate-Showers Pass logo
Jefe Velo bikepacking gear and accessories
Bike Flights - shipping bikes

As an affiliate partner, One of Seven Project earns a commission for purchases made through any product, brand logo links, or banner ads on this page. Thanks for your support!