Category Archives: Backpacks

Justus Mountain, Gooch Gap, and Points East

I thought that Sassafras Mountain was steep, but I soon found that Justus Mountain is steeper. (Maybe I’m still just exhausted from Sassafras, – – – – but of course I would never admit that.) And then I found this: … Continue reading

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Onward to Sassafras Mountain

It is still raining a bit after the storms last night, but it finally cleared at about 10:00 AM. I’m leaving the Hawk Mountain Shelter and beginning the climb up Sassafras Mountain. First a dip down to High Tower Gap, Then … Continue reading

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After My Nap

I woke up after a couple of hours of sleep, mainly because increased activity around the shelter. The rain had stopped, but the word of impending thunderstorms had spread in the hiking community. The shelter was full, and there had to … Continue reading

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Hawk Mountain

It rained last night. The tent worked well, kept the water out, away from my sleeping bag, and me. However, the blue tarp that I had under the tent, actually allowed the water that fell on it, along with leaf … Continue reading

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Stover Creek

I arrived at the Stover Creek Shelter at about 2:00 PM. Nobody was around, so I signed the “Trail Log” for this shelter with a message, and signed my new Trail Name, “SweetOleBob”. The Trail runs along Stover Creek for … Continue reading

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Springer Mountain and the Official Start of the AT

Hi Folks, Judy just dropped me off in the parking lot which is about a mile below the peak of Springer Mountain. The plan now is to walk up to the peak and the beginning of the trail. Once I get … Continue reading

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I’m On My Way to the AT!!!

Hi Folks, I’ve got everything ready to go (Except the stuff I won’t remember until I’m two days down the trail) , and Judy’s taking me to Georgia. What could possibly go wrong???

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Testing the Gear

Saturday afternoon I decided that it was time to test out the gear that I have been carrying around in my backpack for the last couple of weeks. So I registered for a campsite with the ODNR Forestry and hiked … Continue reading

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If it sounds like a Duck— It might be a Frog

I was walking along the Clear Fork a couple of days ago and coming from a pond that has formed back in the forest, I heard what I was sure were Wood Ducks quacking.  I was only about fifty feet from … Continue reading

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The Geese Are Gone!!! (Who Knows Where The Wild Goose Goes

Remember when a week or so ago the Canada Geese were in the water near the trees? That same area looks like this today. The white line is where the water was then as compared to where it is now. (About … Continue reading

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