Tag Archive: Hiking

Jun 20 2008

The Pulse

I came across [The Pulse] while browsing [the Backpacker Magazine web site]. It’s a good read and I highly recommend it for people who spend time outdoors on a regular basis. Steve Howe is their Rocky Mountain Editor and has a life-time of experience with alpine climbing and hiking. He reports and comments on Search …

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Jun 11 2008

Appalachian Trail Wrap Up

I‘ve finally gotten all my notes and pictures put together from our recent adventures on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. Unforetunately, my knees couldn’t handle the prolonged punishment from carrying a 40lb pack and the constant ups & downs so I had to tap out late Wednesday night. It sucks because the issues …

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Jun 04 2008

Georgia AT Trail Day 4 (Slaughter Creek – Tesnatee Gap)

Wednesday 6/4/08 Trip: 10.1 miles Elevation: 4485ft (max) 3175ft (min) 2051ft (total accent) Time: 6h 16m (moving) 4h 46m (stopped) Moving Avg: 1.6 mph Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: ~33lbs (2L water, 4 days food) Summary: Blood Mountain was definitely one of the coolest parts of the whole …

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Jun 03 2008

Georgia AT Trail Day 3 (Gooch Gap – Slaughter Creek)

Tuesday 6/3/08 Trip: 12.4 miles Elevation: 3906ft (max) 2850ft (min) 2356ft (total accent) Time: 6h 16m (moving) 4h 35m (stopped) Moving Avg: 2.1 mph Temperature: 80 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation but very humid Pack Weight: ~35lbs (2L water, 5 days food) Summary: The run out of Gooch Gap towards Woody Gap …

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Jun 02 2008

Georgia AT Trail Day 2 (3 Forks – Gooch Gap)

Monday 6/2/08 Trip: 13 miles Elevation: 3350ft (max) 2450ft (min) 2788ft (total accent) Time: 6h 08m (moving) 4h 41m (stopped) Moving Avg: 2.1 mph Temperature: 70 F Wind: Light breeze Conditions: Clear, no precipitation Pack Weight: ~38lbs (2L water, 6 days food) Summary: First full day with decent mileage. Georgia is famous for it’s constant …

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Jun 01 2008

68 miles

Today is the day.  My brothers and I start our 68 mile hike through the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail.  Scott arrives around 1pm, Mark and I are already packed and ready to go.  As soon as Melissa gets off work, we’re packing the car up and heading out to the Springer Mountain trail …

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