Hiking Back Home

This week definitely came with some rough patches and a little bad luck. Shortly after Damascus I realized that my feet had swollen so much that they outgrew my shoes, so I had to cut slits in the sides of them so my feet would have more room. It helped some, but I've still been... Continue Reading →

Trail Days!

Last week was an unusual one. I hiked from Roan Mountain, TN, into Damascus, VA, for the Trail Days festival. The terrain was very easy and less hilly than usual, which was a nice break. I spent most of the week hiking with some friends and met some new folks that I really like, which... Continue Reading →

Rain, Terrain, and Transness

This week I went from Hot Springs, NC to Roan Mountain, TN with a stop in Erwin, TN, which added up to around 120 miles. The terrain was a little tougher than last week, with lots of climbing and extremely rocky sections. There were a few places I had to throw my trekking poles ahead... Continue Reading →

Town Days and Crushing Miles

This week I officially left the Smokies, and I hiked from Gatlinburg to Hot Springs. Even though Gatlinburg is a tourist hell-hole, I somehow wound up staying there for two days and was itching to go by the time I left. Hot Springs on the other hand is a beautiful little hiker’s paradise and I've... Continue Reading →

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