Spring 2017 AT hike, day #1

Saturday May 13, 2017Start: Hot Springs, NCEnd: Roaring Brook ShelterMiles: 17.9 Last night, my connecting flight to Asheville was delayed by more than an hour with mechanical trouble. I didn’t arrive at the hostel until 10pm. I walked into to a completely quiet house, with a note on the door saying “full.” I noted my … Continue reading Spring 2017 AT hike, day #1

VA hike #2, day 5

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016Start: Punchbowl Shelter End: Thunder Hill Shelter Miles: 25.1 (+0.2 for shelter side trail) I got up at 6am and was out on the trail by 6:45am. I climbed Punchbowl Mountain (2850′) and Bluff Mountain (3372′), past Big Rocky Row (2992′), past Johns Hollow Shelter (1021′), over James River Footbridge (the trail’s … Continue reading VA hike #2, day 5