On The Trail, Five Years Ago…

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:43 pm

About six months ago, I completed my hike of the Benton MacKaye Trail, my fourth long-distance thru-hike. While on the shorter side as long-distance trails ago, the BMT was not without its challenges, and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to say about that experience until recently.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:27 pm

Every long-distance hike requires stopping for resupply. I thought it might be helpful for future hikers if I wrote-up the resupply logistics from my northbound Benton MacKaye Trail thru-hike in 2019. I stopped four times for resupply. Read on for all the details.

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Friday, July 5, 2019 9:25 pm
Location: Baxter Creek Trailhead (289.7 miles)

Today was our final day on the Benton MacKaye Trail. Nearly 300 miles of hiking brought us from Springer Mountain, in Georgia, to the Baxter Creek Trailhead in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.

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Enloe Creek Ford
Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:26 pm
Location: Laurel Gap Shelter (277.7 miles)

Our penultimate day on the trail brought us up and over three ridges as we neared the end of our northeast trek through the Smoky Mountains.

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A Verdant Forest After the Rain
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:04 pm
Location: Upper Chasteen Creek (Campsite 48) (263.0 miles)

With our longest day in the Smokies ahead of us, we got up relatively early to try and beat rain we suspected was coming.

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