18 May 2017
AT – 165.6 miles
Today’s – 6.7 miles
Time – 3.5 hrs
Speed – 1.91mph
A GREAT Day! I got up early and felt good. The humidity was stifling, but the morning uphills were manageable.
I thought I was hiking fast until Joiner flew past me. WOW was he pushing it.
When I arrived at the Fontana Hilton at 1030, he’d already been there an hour and he started 3 miles back on the trail.
6 May 17 Mileage AT Mile marker – 81.1 Daily – 11.8 Time – 6hr 10 min Speed – 1.91mph Equipment highlight of the day is: my Enlightened Equipment Revelation. It is keeping me warn right now in these cold wet conditions. Good thing ...
Day 16 – Fontana Dam to Birch Spring Gap 164.7-172.1 Spent the day hiking with Scooch, whom I met at Fontana Dam. First 5 miles in the Smokies and I walked up to a juvenile black bear around 20 yards away. Got some great pics, which...
I’m going to shift a bit from my usual format (day-by-day recounts) to reflect. To date, I have hiked 165.6 miles of the Appalachian Trail in just about 2.5 weeks. That is only about 7% of the full trail. I’ve developed a routine, a...
17 May 2017 Mileage AT – 158.9 miles Day – 11.5 miles Time – 8.66 hrs Speed – 1.32 mph Today off so much better than the previous day. I felt good. But from the numbers above it looks like I’ve fallen off a cliff. 1.32mph is t...