Off the trail

Box turtle had come in to the camp in the night, afraid, thirsty, wet, and tired. Having showed her the water and helping her back to feeling safe we went to bed.  Waking up after the rain is always the best, you feel refreshed and full again. Heading downhill for the next four miles we [...]

Laurel Falls

Waking up in the mist seemed like our normal thing these days. The night before wasn't that great and neither of us slept well.  Huckleberry and I ate and had one goal for the day, Laurel Falls.  We were both so excited the hike off the mountain went by pretty quick, probably due to us [...]

Double waterfall and Double Dinner

We ate breakfast at a the small town cafe, having biscuits, sausage, eggs, and bacon. Our bellies full, Huckleberry and I said goodbye to MacKenzie and Cash, knowing we wouldn't seem them again most likely.  They were taking a zero day to recoup for Cash and we were going to do some bigger miles. Getting [...]

The hobbit and the mist

Waking up at Over Moutain shelter I was quickly dismayed, there would be no sunrise this morning with the wind and rain. I yelled as I got out of my tent, it seems that I'm just missing the good stuff by a day or hours sometimes. Grabbing all my things, I headed for the shelter [...]

Smiles. Miles, and Views galore

I slept in a bit and was out by seven in the morning. The night before with everyone I ended up staying awake a little longer than I usually do. It's quite comical that around nine at night now I'm nearly useless unless I've read plenty of rest from the day before. Getting up and [...]

Sunsets and friends

Miss Janet dropped us off at Iron Mountain Gap and we did our final photographs with her.  She loves to have lots of pictures of the hikers she helps along the way. This is just one of the many qualities to love about Miss Janet. Hating long goodbyes, I set out unnoticed and unseen.  I [...]