Flashback – AT99 – March 30

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Me: 1, Smokies: 0 Made it down to Davenport Gap at a run and pushed onto the tiny 6-house village.  Ate a burger and some ice cream at “Mountain Mama’s Kuntry Kitchen” (sic).  Very odd little backwater place.   I […more]

Flashback – AT99 – March 28

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Icewater Spring. Hiked all day in wet socks and boots.   Yuck.   Came up over Clingman’s Dome today – nice.  Also, passed the 200 mile mark, and will break the 10% (216 mile) mark tomorrow. Today was nice, I […more]

Flashback – AT99 – March 27

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Double Spring Shelter – 16.0 miles today!   Not much to write.   With all the snow last night, and highs of 35-40 today, the trail turned into a mudpit.   Plus, with the traffic the trail gets, it’s about […more]

Flashback – AT99 – March 26

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Lost my cheese.  Not like in the book, I actually lost it. 14.2 to Russell Field Shelter.   Got a lift back from Fontana to NC28 from the security guard there at 6am, starting off in the pouring rain.   […more]

Flashback – AT99 – March 22

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(overall trip mileage is here – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16lFn57IGeP09KnCPmpSPyt-2uYJlNwlifZUk2gV1d9k/edit?usp=sharing Wayah Bald.  There’s a road and a privy up here, and some trail angel left bananas, potato chips, and Gatorade.  Woo!   Came up to the summit with KC, Woodcutter & QT.   Took […more]