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The heat, the bugs, the rocks By now I was no stranger to heat, but as July approached the heat became more and more oppressive. I was now accustomed to my clothes being constantly dripping wet, but without rain. My … Continue reading


Yearly Archives: 2013

Roan – Damascus

Day 36 Our alarms go off at 1:30 AM. I think I only had a couple hours of sleep. I hear Lady, Rocket, and Avocado stirring and say, “It’s not too late guys, we can still go back to sleep!” … Continue reading

Erwin – Roan Mountain

Day 32 The next day I wake and get some awesome continental breakfast. Well, not awesome, but free and I didn’t have to make it myself. Twigs is pretty hungover from the previous night, and he really isn’t doing well. … Continue reading

Fontana – Gatlinburg

Day 16 The next day arrived and greeted everyone at the Fontana Hilton with steady rain. We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it more fun. We strapped on our packs, tightened our gaiters, and strode out … Continue reading