View RSS Feed

Recent Journals Posts

  1. More ultimate slackpacking

    My style of doing The Trail -- about which I have spoken several times -- inevitably leads to a few gaps in the miles I have hiked over. Specifically, I have missed about thirty miles of the A.T. just north of Damascus. Fortunately, my "Free Shuttle, With Benefits"
    http://tinyurl.com/Shuttle2017
    had a few days off during her university's fall semester break. Thus, we went down to that area for R&R, and completion of my miles.

    I can hardly call it backpacking ...

    Updated 10-13-2017 at 16:49 by GoldenBear (Better photo)

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Get your Zen on! South River Falls - SNP AT

  3. Last Mile

    I rejoined the trail on 01 June following yet an other injury - big toe tendinitis that led to new boots that led to PF that led to new boots that created arch issues that led to new boots: Lowa made in Germany and purchased at REI in Atlanta. Mixed in that calendar sequence was my father's funeral and minor surgery. All totaled a whopping 81-days off trail.

    i resumed the hike at Uncle Johnny's hostel and carried on for a total of 126 hiking days. All was chronicaled at HikeWithJAXDAD.Wordpress.com. ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Hightop Mountain, Hut, and Springs - Appalachian Trail - Shenandoah National Park


    This was a great hike in the Shenandoah National Park, from South River Picnic Area to Hightop Hut. It is approximately 13 miles round trip and has a couple persistent uphill sections of climb.
    As usual, I’ve posting some videos showing the trail, the shelter, legal campsites along this section of trail, and more importantly (to me) the springs. 😊
    The Hightop Hut is a fairly standard 3 sided structure with an internal mezzanine ...
    Tags: hightop hut Add / Edit Tags
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. Bearfence Hut, Spring, Scramble, and Alpha Gal


    This was a great hike in the Shenandoah National Park, from Big Meadows Campground to Bearfence Hut. It is approximately 15 miles round trip and has very little elevation gain / loss. I’d list this as being moderate if you include the “scramble”. More information on the scramble part of the hike can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/bearfence.htm As usual, I’ve posting some videos showing the trail, the shelter, legal campsites along this ...

    Updated 09-19-2017 at 05:01 by Kaptainkriz

    Categories
    Uncategorized
Page 1 of 548 1 2 3 4 5 11 51 101 501 ... LastLast