26 March 2010, Sassafras Gap
Last night Gipc Girl got up quite a few times in the night to go into the bathroom. I had assumed that she was making a normal bathroom call and minded my own business. When morning came I asked her if she was alright and she told me she got up several times in the night to run her ankle under cold water. When she showed me her ankle I noticed the swelling had started going into her toes and she could not longer even get her boot on her foot. There was a trail
25 March 2010, Unicoi Gap
Had to come into Hiawassee to take care of a few lose ends. One of which was issues going on with the WhiteBlaze server. WhiteBlaze is an Appalachian Trail web site that is owned by me. It seems as though mysteriously that the server started to get hacked as soon as I left Maine to head south for my thru hike. I have someone looking into this in depth for me.
I am sharing a room with Gipc Girl tonight. She is an older woman from Australia.
Updated 04-01-2011 at 08:33 PM by attroll
24 March 2010, Blue Mountain Shelter
I was one of the last ones to leave camp this morning. The weather today was great, perfect hiking weather. I had planned on going into the town of Helen tonight but when I arrived at Blue Mountain Shelter here I just wanted to sit around and do nothing for the rest of the afternoon. Yesterday was the first time I was able to use my hammock. I have set it up again tonight. There is another couple here that also has hammocks set up. They are Rachael
23 March 2010, Low Gap Shelter
Hopper dropped me off at Neels Gap this morning and she headed back to KY. The plan for her it to get whatever she has to get done in KY and meet me somewhere on the trail around Franklin.
When I left the Gap the weather was cold, windy and snowing. I put my rain coat on and quickly moved out. As I started climbing Levelland Mountain it started changing between snow and sleet. The temps also started dropping. Shortly after lunch the weather
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