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Fielding 004

Standing Indian Shelter to Winding Stair Gap : April 18 – 20, 2018 for 23.5 miles

These days marked a transition for me, from hiking to where my trail friends were camped to hiking the miles I wanted to hike for that day and trusting that I’d find a new community. 599 more words


Fielding 003

Dick’s Creek Gap to Standing Indian Shelter : April 16 – 17, 2018 for 16.7 miles

This fielding is only for two days because they are a landmark for me in terms of the social aspect of the trail. 1,004 more words


Fielding 002

Neel Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap : April 10 – 14, 2018 for 37.9 total miles

Day 6 – Tuesday, April 10 – Neel Gap to Low Gap Shelter (11.5 miles, 42.6 miles from Springer) 640 more words


Reading Words: "if the creek don't rise"

“If I got a special life to plan, then I’m in a pickle cause nobody told me and I don’t know the first thing bout how.”

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Into the Woods: Ritchie Hollow

Just downstream from Chattanooga, the Tennessee river takes a sharp westward turn, leaving its meandering (though now tightly TVA-controlled) path through the Great Appalachian Valley to squeeze through a narrow cut in the Cumberland Plateau like so much toothpaste. 584 more words


50 BOOKS FOR 2018

Book Number 14

Hillbilly Elegy


J. D. Vance

In his autobiography, Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance recounts growing up in an industrial town in Ohio but credits his roots as being rural Kentucky. 469 more words