Hike Reports:

Appalachian Trail 2017

A photo from Appalachian Trail 2017

I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017. Day-by-day reports of my hike are found below. Read more about the AT here.

Training Hike, Carvers Gap to U.S. 19E

On Big Hump

Recovery Walk in my Neighborhood

Sign on neighborhood greenway

Training Hike, North Old Mac to South Old Mac Loop

Icicles in Frozen Head State Park

Making a Few Final Preparations (Finally)

Resupply items

(Too) Ready to Go

Gravity's packed backpack

Day 0, On the Way to Springer Mountain

Hiker registration form

Day 1, Springer Mountain to Devil's Kitchen

A plaque and the first blaze of the Appalachian Trail on Springer Mountain

Day 2, Devil's Kitchen to Jarrard Gap

Jarrard Gap

Day 3, Jarrard Gap to Neel Gap

Blood Mountain Cabin

Day 4, Neel Gap to Low Gap

View from the trail

Day 5, Low Gap to Tray Mountain

View from Tray Mountain

Day 6, Tray Mountain to Dick’s Creek Gap

Neal and Paul

Day 7, Dick’s Creek Gap to Bly Gap

Georgia/North Carolina border

Day 8, Bly Gap to Beech Gap

Fire damage on Standing Indian Mountain

Day 9, Beech Gap to Rock Gap

Albert Mountain Fire Tower

Day 10, Rock Gap to Winding Stair Gap

Washing machines

Day 11, Winding Stair Gap to Wayah Shelter

On the trail to Wayah Bald Tower

Day 12, Wayah Shelter to Rufus Morgan Shelter

Descending Wesser Bald

Day 13, Rufus Morgan Shelter to Stecoah Gap

Trail going up Cheoah Bald

Day 14, Stecoah Gap to Fontana

Jacob's Ladder

Day 15, Fontana to Mollies Ridge Shelter

Climbing Shuckstack Mountain

Day 16, Mollies Ridge Shelter to Derrick Knob Shelter

Landon walks on the AT in the Smokies

Day 17, Derrick Knob Shelter to Mt. Collins Shelter

Misty Derrick Knob

Day 18, Mt. Collins Shelter to Peck’s Corner Shelter

View from the trail