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Ghemman - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2011

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Begins: Apr 1, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Apr 10th, 2011
Start: Dicks Creek Gap
End: Plumorchard Gap Shelter
Daily Distance: 4.5
Trip Distance: 24.8

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Out of Hiawassee

Tried to take it easy today with only 4.5 miles. Set up the hammock and napped a bit.

Tomorrow I'll cross into NC. Supposedly it's flatter. I'm not holding my breath.

Warm enough so I'll try not using my underquilt. With this setup, I've got my short pad under my torso, and some Reflectix for my legs. Also not setting up my tarp. The forecast made it seem like this should be okay, so we'll see how my luck holds up.

Hitched for the first time today. It only took about 20 minutes and countless cars.

Looking at my guide, the next shelter is 7.3 miles away, with the next being 4.9 from there. I'll try to make an early start and see how I feel when I make it to the first. Part of me wants to be far away from GA.

I'll also fill in the missing updates sometime, but that may not be until my next town stop in Franklin, NC.

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Appalachian Trail - 2011

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more: www.appalachiantrail.org

 

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