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Wessy’s First Time on the AT

What a beautiful spring day! I loved this hike and will go back in the next couple of weeks. The Appalachian Trail is waking up and looking so good. The hike up to Wildcat Mountain was super easy—just right for Wessy's intoduction to the AT. Along the way, she met several hikers heading north with [...]

Blood Mountain Wilderness and Preacher’s Rock

  Yesterday, we were at Woody Gap and hiked to Preacher's Rock and on a little further. It was cool and windy at the Gap but very nice on the top. It's been weeks since I have been able to hike mostly due to "puppy" Wessy and the rain! What a wild last two weeks [...]

Wintery Hike to the top of Rabun Bald!

  Up Rabun Bald again! This is from a few weeks ago. I'm behind on my posts maybe because I have a new puppy, who is pulling on me 24/7. My story: Beth had never been to the top of Rabun Bald, and I said, "Let's  do it!" I had no idea what we were [...]

A Very Special Place — The Shelter

As you approach the Blood Mountain Shelter, you immediately know it's a special place. I would imagine that it is one of the oldest shelters on the Appalachian Trail. Many of the original ones have been replaced by now. The shelter at the top was built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the [...]

Conquering Blood Mountain!

If you live in Georgia, more than likely you have heard of Blood Mountain. I remember years ago a friend, who was a youth director at her church talking about it and how she took a group of teens to the top. She was young herself, but it almost "got the best of her." The [...]

Why I hike . . . because I can’t stop!

On top of Yonah Mountain in Georgia. Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I had this really crazy dream where I was running—not running away from something but running toward something—fast. I wasn't just running; I was competing. I was an elite athlete—strong, sure footed, and brave. Then came my cancer diagnosis and operation. I [...]

A Promise Kept

Click on images to enlarge A few weeks ago, I got us caught in a horrendous thunderstorm complete with thunder, lightening, and hail. I had never been as wet as I was that day! And the hail hurt!! We were out in the middle of a forest with no place to shelter. My [...]

Love the Views at Wesser Bald

There's a 30 foot fire tower or lookout tower on the top of Wesser Bald, and we want to visit it again. We took a dirt road through the beautiful Telico Valley to Telico Gap. (See directions at the end.) The road to get there is a little rough, especially the last mile, but any [...]

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