Georgia Fun Facts
2nd most elevation change on the A.T. (New Hampshire is first)
Highest point: Blood Mountain–4,458 feet
Lowest point: A sleepless night at Mountain Crossings Hostel acclimating to fellow hikers’ snoring habits.
Georgia, Georgia, Georgia… What can I say?
Unless you’ve just completed an Ironman triathlon or are Chris Hemsworth, you will struggle with this state. Physically, mentally, emotionally… Georgia covers a lot of ground on the struggle bus. Continue reading
“Springer Fever” – a serious, but not fatal, affliction experienced by many hikers that provokes an overwhelming urge to be (back) on the Appalachian Trail – is upon us!
While the term is generally used to describe the few months leading up to the hike’s start date (similar to “It’s-Freaking-Cold-Outside-and-I-Wish-Winter-Would-Be-Over-With-Already Fever”), “Springer Fever” is a year-round sentiment felt by many hikers whenever time is NOT spent in the woods. Nevertheless, I know for a fact that those planning an upcoming hike on the Appalachian Trail are spending much of their free time Googling things like:
“Hammock camping vs. tent camping”
“What should my base weight be?”
“Did Bill Bryson hike the entire Appalachian Trail?”
“What are my odds of getting eaten by a black bear?”
“How do I effectively shit in the woods?” Continue reading