It is said that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. What they forgot to mention is that it also begins with a properly fitted backpack, lots of planning and permission from your wife. My personal journey along the 2,175 mile long Appalachian Trail began in 2010 and will likely continue for many years to come as I attempt to section hike the entire trail before my time here on earth is up. Happy trails!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Our new friend, Rolling Stone, was going to hike 1 mile back to Mountain Crossings and restock up on food supplies before moving on for the day. We probably would have done the same thing if we didn't have Grayson's food bag to share. Having just lost all of my food to a bear, I suddenly had a great idea... we will hike 19 miles all the way to Unicoi Gap, get in my car and drive to Helen for the night, thus taking another bear attack out of the equation. It would be a very tough hike but the thought of having a nice bed to sleep in and a nice dinner in town was very motivational. Our original plan was to hike just 14 miles and make camp on Saturday night at a place called Chattahoochee Gap, but luckily Grayson was up for the extended challenge.