22 March 2010, Neels Gap
I convinced Hopper to stay one more day and slack pack me again. Hopper had to pick Ben (her dog) from the kennel though.
Hopper put me and another thru hiker named Dave who is from CT in at Woody Gap at 8:30. It was so peaceful and quite out in the woods with snow falling during the day.
Buddy (my troll on my pack) did not hike with me for the last two so now that means he is going to be known as a yellow blazer, that no
Updated 04-01-2011 at 07:30 PM by attroll
21 March 2010, Woody Gap
Hopper and I returned back from Atlanta last night just in time before they locked the hostel for the night. We arrived just as Josh and Leigh returned for the night.
The hiker hostel puts on a fantastic breakfast spread. It is well worth the stay just for breakfast. Hopper was slack packing me today so she dropped me off at Cooper Gap and picked me up at Woody Gap. She walked in after she parked her car at Woody Gap and met me at Gooch Mountain
Updated 04-01-2011 at 05:51 PM by attroll
20 Mach 2010, Cooper Gap
I made it to Gooch Gap today to where Survivor Dave was hosting trail magic for the thru hikers passing through. He had premade sandwiches, snacks of all sorts and sodas. I had made contact with Dave prior to starting my hike and made arrangements for him to take Hopper back to her car because she was only out for two days. Survivor Dave said he would help me out. Now the only issue was I also needed to go back with Hopper because she was going to take me to the
Updated 04-02-2011 at 12:28 AM by attroll
19 March 2010, Hawk Mountain Shelter
Over the past couple of weeks Josh was having some issues shuttling hikers to the Springer Mountain parking lot because over the last month Georgia had been getting record snow falls. With the melting of the snow it caused the forest service road to the parking lot to turn in to nothing but muddy ruts. He has been warning hikers that it might come to a point where he could not drive them up into the parking area; this would mean starting at the Approach
18 March 2010
The ride on the Amtrak was long and very tiresome. There were three of us that were riding the train together, Made Mike, Geo and myself. Mad Mike was only hiking north from Georgia for 60 Days; Geo was only hiking for two weeks. We arrived at our final destination to be greeted by Josh of the Hiker Hostel. We all got our room arrangements. I called Hopper who had driven down in her car from Kentucky to hike with me for a few days. She showed up and we talked and talked