Total miles since Springer Mtn: 399 | Miles to Katahdin: 1790 As I was having breakfast at the hotel on my last morning in Erwin I was offered a ride back to the trailhead by a fellow thru-hiker (Snake). We have a certain look about us, even when our clothes are clean. Snake's wife was … Continue reading Days 31-34: Erwin, TN to Elk River, TN
Total miles since Springer Mtn: 343 | Miles to Katahdin: 1846 Ok, first things first, a quick recap of events from Days 23-26: Davenport Gap to Hot Springs. After my week of luxury living in Knoxville, Wes drove me back to the trailhead at Davenport Gap so I could continue my hike from the … Continue reading Days 27-30: Hot Springs, NC to Erwin, TN
Total miles since Springer Mtn: 271.6 | Miles to Katahdin: 1907.4 Frank asked me to start noting at the beginning of each post how far I'd hiked and how far I still have to go. So there it is. Over 200, but not yet 1/7 of the way... I am currently in Hot Springs, where … Continue reading Days 23-26: Davenport Gap to Hot Springs
Knoxville rests on the banks of the Tennessee River: The good people at the McClung Historical Collection Research Library allowed me the use of their computers to go over the final edits and complete the index for the McCarthy edited collection while in town: Scenes from around town: Jack Neely giving a musical history … Continue reading Knoxville, Tennessee – back in Suttree country
The Smoky Mountains section of the trail was the most beautiful terrain I have ever hiked through (and this is coming from someone who lives in the Blue Mountains and has spent a lot of time hiking in Tasmania). Each day walking through these mountains was more spectacular than the last. I don't know if … Continue reading Days 20-22: Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap, Great Smoky Mountain NP
A few pics for now. Lengthier post to come once in Knoxville when time & internet connection permit...