Appalachian Trail Day 15 - Cable Gap - Fontana Dam Village
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Appalachian Trail Day 15 - Cable Gap - Fontana Dam Village

Appalachian Trail Day 15 03-14-02 Day 15 6.9 miles, 163.1 AT miles Cable Gap to Fontana Dam Sunny, Warm In Wesser at the NOC I saw a river otter. I also buried a dead dark eyed Junco a day or two ago. Today's hike was pretty easy.…
Appalachian Trail Day 14 - Sassafras Gap - Cable Gap Shelter
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Appalachian Trail Day 14 - Sassafras Gap - Cable Gap Shelter

Appalachian Trail Day 14 03-13-01 Day 14 15.2 miles, AT – 156.2 Sassafras Gap – Cable Gap Shelter Day 5 of rain This morning (03-13) was the second time I thought about stopping on a climb. The climb was terrible. My poor legs haven't…
Appalachian Trail Day 13 - Tellico Gap - Sassafras gap Shelter
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Appalachian Trail Day 13 - Tellico Gap - Sassafras gap Shelter

Appalachian Trail Day 13 03-12-01  Day 13   6:05 PM 14.8 Miles, 141 AT miles Tellico Gap – Sassafras Cap Shelter Rain in the afternoon, warm, overcast. Day 4 of Rain Stayed at a hostel last night.  Ron Vaughan was his name. …
Appalachian Trail Day 12 - Siler Bald - Tellico Gap
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Appalachian Trail Day 12 - Siler Bald - Tellico Gap

Appalachian Trail Day 12 03-11-01 Day 12 15.7 miles,  126.2 AT miles Siler Bald -  hostel at Tellico Gap No entry was record this day. Scatman 2011:  I can tell you a little about this day.  The hiking itself is lost in the…
Appalachian Trail Day 11 - Betty Creek to Siler Bald
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Appalachian Trail Day 11 - Betty Creek to Siler Bald

Appalachian Trail Day 11 03-10-01  Day 11  –  7:45 PM 16.4 miles, 108.9 AT miles Betty Creek – Siler Bald Sunny 20º AM / 38º PM Today was too much!  The plan was for 13 miles but the campsite sucked and was too close…
Appalachian Trail Day 10 - Muskrat Creek - Betty Creek
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Appalachian Trail Day 10 - Muskrat Creek - Betty Creek

Appalachian Trail Day 10 03-09-01  Day 10 -  7:23 PM 16.1 miles, 94.5 AT miles (30° 7 AM) Sunny, Betty Creek Campsite 42º Standing Indian Mountain was not bad at all.  Didn't see many people just one couple with two dogs and…
AppalCraig Fowler - Appalachian Trail Day 9 - Blueberry Patch - Muskrat Creek Shelterachian Trail Day 9 - Blueberry Patch - Muskrat Creek Shelter
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Appalachian Trail Day 9 - Blueberry Patch - Muskrat Creek Shelter

Appalachian Trail Day 9 03-08-01 Day 9 11.6 miles,  AT  -  78.4 Blueberry Patch - Muskrat Creek Shelter I tried to sleep on the straw beds at the Patch but it was too lumpy.  I moved to an actual mattress.  I slept like a baby. …
Appalachian Trail Day 8 - Addis Gap - Blueberry Patch
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Appalachian Trail Day 8 - Addis Gap - Blueberry Patch

Appalachian Trail Day 8 03-07-01  -Day 8  6:15 PM  Wed. 6.4 miles, AT  - 67.9 Addis Gap - Blueberry Patch Hostel Cold 20º in the AM, warmed up by 12 PM.   Last night we tented.  It was a good sleep.  Warmer than…
Appalachian Trail Day 7 - Blue Mtn. - Addis Gap
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Appalachian Trail Day 7 - Blue Mtn. - Addis Gap

Appalachian Trail Day 7 03-06-01 Day 6  4:40 PM 13.0 miles, AT  - 61.5 Blue Mtn. Shelter - Addis Gap   Last night was cold as shit!  We did have the fire but by 2-3AM it was below 20 and the wind was blowing hard.  The…
Appalachian Trail Day 6 - Low Gap Shelter - Blue Mtn. Shelter
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Appalachian Trail Day 6 - Low Gap Shelter - Blue Mtn. Shelter

Appalachian Trail Day 6 03-05-01 Day 5  3:10 PM 7.8 miles, AT  -  48.5 Low Gap Shelter - Blue Mtn. Shelter Cold, Windy, Clear Last night it was all men.  The jokes and language went downhill fast.  Tom, a thru-hiker from…