Note: I have now done 2 weekend backpack trips on the Appalachian Trail, so if I am going to become a “sectional thru-hiker” then I figure I should start blogging about it.
This 1st entry is from my 1st trip in April of 2005, when we got caught in blizzard like conditions, complete with white-outs where we couldn’t follow the trail and had to turn back in 60-70 mph winds. The 4 of us set up the 3 man tent and rode out the storm overnight, for 14 hours.
People: Sean, Mike, Jeremy, Gary
Dates: April 2005
Distance: 28.7 miles
Day 1: TN 107, Iron Mountain to Roan Mountain Shelter
Day 2: Roan High Knob Shelter, had to turn back at Bradly Gap as the snow/wind got too bad, slept in a tent somwhere south of there…
Day 3: From just south of Bradley Gap to US 19 E. Had to break snow at least knee deep.
Pictures: Click here for my sharpcast album. [ Update 11/20/2012: The sharpcast album is long gone so I’ll include a couple shots below…]
Map: Below is a map of the general area… TN 107/Iron Mountain Gap does not show up on this map, but it is north of Spivey’s Gap and South of Roan Mountain.