Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mile 30.7 Neels Gap on Easter

I’ve made it to Neel’s Gap at mile 31.7 of the trail. I heard that early this morning there was a lady in a bunny ears hat walking down the trail handing out Easter candy to hikers. Mike and I … Continue reading

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Springer Mountain

Aiming therefore at such great things, remember that you must not allow yourself any inclination, however slight, towards the attainment of others; but that you must entirely quit some of them, and for the present postpone the rest. But if … Continue reading

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Sending Packages along the Appalachian Trail

I just drove from Texas to North Carolina where I will leave all of my stuff at my parents house while I’m hiking the trail. I’m quite disoriented right now. That may be because of the lack of sleep in … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Gear List

Sleeping Bag: Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 Deg – 1.6 lbs Tent: Tarptent – Sublite Sil – 1.5 lbs Backpack: Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus (3200 cu in) – 1.1 lbs Thermarest: Z-Rest – 0.88 lbs Umbrella: SnowPeak – 0.29 lbs Water … Continue reading

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Hiking Texas Trails

Here is a report from all the hikes I’ve made in Texas. Hikes near Austin: Barton Creek Trail(s) – This trail, or collection of trails, is also called the greenbelt. Since it is accessible from Zilker Park and other locations … Continue reading

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