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Neel's Gap

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 203 more words

Donald Williams

Shoes in a Tree and Other Trail Tales

To be honest, my second post was supposed to be about clothes.

But it’s a lot of work preparing to depart for 6 months. Time got away from me and so I’m saving the clothes post for a later date and skipping right to the main event… Will’s launch this past weekend! 482 more words

Trail Towns

Ca sent la faim! Mt Springer (GA)

Le soleil est à présent haut dans le ciel totalement bleu. Le sentier monte direct bien raide et il commence déjà à faire trop chaud. Un peu plus loin dans la forêt toujours aussi dénudée de ses feuilles, un bruit soudain comme des coups de fusils: la chute d’un arbre.

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Appalachian Trail

Woods Hole to Wolf Laurel Mountain

“Now we can actually see some shit!” I hollered out to everybody after we’d emerged from our sleeping bags into the first peeks of daylight. I sipped my coffee, pacing from one end of the shelter to the other, taking in my first mountain side morning. 1,456 more words



In northern Georgia, at the top of Blood Mountain is one of the most wonderful views you will see in the area. The mountain is crowned by Walasi-Yi (pronounced… 127 more words

Black And White

In Case You Missed It - The MTX Tour!

Our little town of Blairsville has seen some interesting technological influx in the last few months. Google has been offering to do high resolution, virtual tours through Google Maps all throughout the local area. 161 more words

Reinventing the Shake Down!

Mountain Crossings has been well known for the gear shake down for many decades. Each thru hiker season, hundreds, now thousands, of hikers pass through the shop to dump what they have found they don’t want and to pick up what they didn’t know they needed. 423 more words