Appalachian Trail Section 3: Fontana Village, NC to Hot Springs, NC

Since my last update from Fontana Village, we’ve traveled just over 100 miles through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the first true “trail town” on our journey, Hot Springs, North Carolina. I call Hot Springs a true trail town because the Appalachian Trail actually runs down main street through the town, with AT … More Appalachian Trail Section 3: Fontana Village, NC to Hot Springs, NC

Appalachian Trail Section 2: Dick’s Creek Gap to Fontana Village, NC

So it’s been a few days since I’ve written an update, but I’m finally back in front of a computer at the beautiful Fontana Village Resort just outside of Fontana Dam, North Carolina. In true thru-hiker fashion, I’m splitting a room here tonight with three other hikers who I’ve met along the trail. Here’s a … More Appalachian Trail Section 2: Dick’s Creek Gap to Fontana Village, NC

Appalachian Trail Section 1: Amicalola Falls SP to Dick’s Creek Gap

After six days on-trail and five on the AT, I’ve finally gotten off-trail for the first time since last Wednesday, when I flew into Atlanta. Today I reached Dick’s Creek Gap outside of Hiawassee, GA — AT mile 69.3 — where I walked a half-mile to the Top of Georgia Hostel. For $30, I get … More Appalachian Trail Section 1: Amicalola Falls SP to Dick’s Creek Gap