Trail Journal Chapters

  1. Preparation (8/21/2020 - 8/22/2020)
  2. Appalachian Trail, South (8/23/2020 - 9/2/2020)
  3. Tuscarora Trail (9/3/2020 - 9/22/2020)
  4. Appalachian Trail, North (9/23/2020 - 9/29/2020)

Preparation
August 21, 2020 - August 22, 2020

  1. Why the Tuscarora Trail?
    8/21/2020 8:31 pm
  2. Gear on the Tuscarora Trail
    8/22/2020 6:00 pm

Appalachian Trail, South
August 23, 2020 - September 2, 2020

  1. Day 1: Trail of the Deer
    David Lesser Memorial Shelter (9.3 miles)
    8/23/2020 9:45 pm
  2. Day 2: Views and Trails Unseen and Forgotten
    Bears Den (19.5 miles)
    8/24/2020 6:33 pm
  3. Day 3: Equipment Failure
    Rod Hollow Shelter (29.4 miles)
    8/25/2020 9:13 pm
  4. Day 4: Attack of the Spiders
    Sky Meadows State Park (34.7 miles)
    8/26/2020 1:45 pm
  5. Home Is Where The New Pack Is
    8/31/2020 8:03 pm
  6. Day 5: A Soggy Return to the Trail
    Jim & Molly Denton Shelter (47.8 miles)
    9/1/2020 9:00 pm
  7. Day 6: The Shelter That Has Everything
    Gravel Springs Hut (66.4 miles)
    9/2/2020 8:25 pm

Tuscarora Trail
September 3, 2020 - September 22, 2020

  1. Day 7: Hello to Big Blue
    Low Water Bridge Campground (80.2 miles)
    9/3/2020 10:03 pm
  2. Day 8: A Short Jaunt to Relaxation
    Little Crease Shelter (84.4 miles)
    9/4/2020 9:08 pm
  3. Day 9: Plans are Meant to be Broken
    Massanutten Trail Jct / Mudhole Gap (100.6 miles)
    9/5/2020 8:14 pm
  4. Day 10: Not the Campsite I Was Looking For, But the Campsite I Needed
    Little North Mountain Ridgetop Campsite (115.6 miles)
    9/6/2020 7:11 pm
  5. Day 11: Northward Bound
    Paul Gerhard Memorial Shelter (132.3 miles)
    9/7/2020 8:56 pm
  6. Day 12: Smart Chicken
    Pinnacle Shelter (149.6 miles)
    9/8/2020 9:22 pm
  7. Day 13: The Frustrating Road Not Taken
    Basore’s Ridge Shelter (164.8 miles)
    9/9/2020 9:11 pm
  8. Day 14: Triple-Distilled Spring Water
    Shockeys Knob Shelter (174.4 miles)
    9/10/2020 8:41 pm
  9. Day 15: A Sleepy Creek for a Sleepy Day
    Sleepy Creek WMA Lower Campground (187.9 miles)
    9/11/2020 8:45 pm
  10. Day 16: Halfway to Somewhere
    Spruce Pine Hollow Shelter (198.0 miles)
    9/12/2020 8:40 pm
  11. Day 17: Beware of Cats
    Hancock / Hancock Motel (208.1 miles)
    9/13/2020 9:35 pm
  12. Day 18: Zero in Hancock
    Hancock / Hancock Motel (208.1 miles)
    9/14/2020 10:21 pm
  13. Day 19: The C&O Canal Towpath
    Licking Creek Campground (216.3 miles)
    9/15/2020 8:31 pm
  14. Day 20: A Rocky Start in Pennsylvania
    Reese Hollow Shelter (236.1 miles)
    9/16/2020 9:02 pm
  15. Day 21: Forest Roadwalks are the Best Roadwalks
    Burd Run Shelter (254.2 miles)
    9/17/2020 8:48 pm
  16. Day 22: Just Keep Going, Even When The Trail Sucks
    Knob Mountain (266.4 miles)
    9/18/2020 6:55 pm
  17. Day 23: Land of Fallen Trees
    Fowlers Hollow Run (277.0 miles)
    9/19/2020 6:03 pm
  18. Day 24: “Just Follow Your Nose”
    Wagon Wheel Shelter (292.5 miles)
    9/20/2020 8:19 pm
  19. Day 25: Shelter With A View
    Charlie Irvin Shelter (303.3 miles)
    9/21/2020 9:01 pm
  20. Day 26: Five Down, Many To Go
    Scott Farm AT Work Center / Red Cardinal B&B (320.1 miles)
    9/22/2020 10:19 pm

Appalachian Trail, North
September 23, 2020 - September 29, 2020

  1. Day 27: A Dash Through the Cumberland Valley
    Alec Kennedy Shelter (334.3 miles)
    9/23/2020 8:08 pm
  2. Day 28: Let's Not Eat All The Ice Cream
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park / Ironmasters Mansion (349.7 miles)
    9/24/2020 8:22 pm
  3. Day 29: The Most Caretaken Shelter
    Quarry Gap Shelter (366.9 miles)
    9/25/2020 7:59 pm
  4. Day 30: The Case of the Missing Shelter
    Deer Lick Shelter (382.7 miles)
    9/26/2020 10:19 pm
  5. Day 31: Return to Maryland
    Ensign Cowall Shelter (397.2 miles)
    9/27/2020 10:35 pm
  6. Day 32: Let’s Not Make a Stink About the Bugs
    Rocky Run Shelter (412.9 miles)
    9/28/2020 7:26 pm
  7. Day 33: A Race Against The Rain
    Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry / Loop Complete (429.3 miles)
    9/29/2020 2:04 pm