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Georgia Top Ten

As we move through the 14 states that the Appalachian Trail passes through we thought it best to reflect on the highlights of each as best we can. No particular order, and highlight doesn’t necessarily mean positive, just memorable.

1. ‘Speedbump’
Thank you for making the walking stick we carry with us and entrusting us to take it all the way to Katahdin!
2. Mole skin, Bengay, and Aleve
You’ve kept parts of our bodies moving long after they were ready to quit.
3. Long Creek Falls
Thanks for being one of the prettiest pit stops we made in our first miles, it just sparked the curiosity of the beauty that lay ahead.
4. Blood Mountain
You were way worse going down than coming up, but your views sure made up for it.
5. Mr. Know-It-All & The Annoying Girl
Thank you for pairing up at Neels Gap so when we pass you we know we’re putting both of you behind us.
6. ‘Solo’
You made our rainy Easter so much better by welcoming us with beer, peeps, and chocolate at Unicoi Gap. Thank you for supporting your fellow Thru-Hikers, we hope to do the same once we’re alumni!
7. Old Tent/New Tent
The first time I used my old tent was when Brent & I drove up to Northern Minnesota the summer before I left for college. So, when our first night of rain on the AT hit, both of us were disappointed to wake up damp. It was time to retire it, or perhaps just repair, but the AT keeps calling so replaced for now it is! We miss it, our new digs are even cozier than before…
8. Hiawassee Budget Inn
You guys have it all figured out and are a thru-hikers best bet. Free shuttle, laundry, pharmacy, restaurants nearby, and a gear store on site. All at the right price too!
9. $7.95 All-You-Can-Eat in Hiawassee
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, chocolate pudding, and a salad bar with FRESH vegetables. Need I say more? Believe it or not, the salad bar is equally as satisfying as everything else. They have yet to pack lettuce into a hiker-friendly meal.
10. Actually Hiking the AT
After weeks of planning and talking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, we’re doing it. We’ve set a goal and chosen a way of life for the next couple months and we’re reminded everyday. Happily reminded.


10 thoughts on “Georgia Top Ten

  1. Hey lunatics,
    Been meaning to call/text but by the time I get little turd bucket to bed I am afraid it’s too late for you. Do you still have Jack and Lewis with you? If so, when do you have to part with them? How are they doing with all this hiking? Is Jack calming down at all?!? Can’t believe you are 100 miles in already. How are you feeling? Jewels, is your voice back so you can annoy Bro?!? If i send pictures to your phone will you receive them? Well, keep on trucking you wackos! Love you!!

  2. So glad to read about your adventures on the AT! I loved reading about Lewis and his continued fondness for the stick game! We love what you both are doing and are so glad to share your adventures along the way. Salud amigos! P.S. We got the rest of the Nambe Valley Vineyard planted yesterday. It was a beautiful day and we celebrated the honor of hard day’s work at the winery with food, wine and music! We miss you all!

    • Awesome news from Estrella Del Norte Vineyard! So happy for you guys, and of course Lewis and I would have loved the work and festivities! Thanks for following our adventure and sharing with others. Missing the winery fam!

  3. Hi Brent & Lexi,

    I think of you everyday with a mix of envy and an “it sucks to be you” attitude. It sounds wonderful and, honesty, I may have been game when I was your age. This trip will be such a large part of your memory base as you grow older and wiser. ENJOY, HAVE FUN & TAKE SOMETHING POSITIVE AWAY FROM EVEN THE WORST SITUATIONS. It sounds like you two have that covered.



    Sue A.

    On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM, WordPress.com

  4. Am LOVING keeping up with you via the blog as you make this incredible journey. Best wishes and stay safe!

  5. Hi Spud, just read all the info to date! We look forward to the next update daily. The pictures are great, gives us a real perspective of what the 4 of you are doing. As always enjoy your adventure and BE SAFE Love You ,Dad

    • Thanks Dad šŸ™‚ we’re having most awfully awesome time you can imagine! Soaking up the rays today and enjoying it before the rain comes again the end of this week. Love and miss you. Take care of that princess Zoe – the boys would be jealous of the snow!

  6. Hay you four….. Great hearing from you and about your WALK. We ordered the Appalachian Trail Data Book 2013 just received it . It is fun following you and knowing what it is like in the area you are walking in, have fun. Love ya John and Pat

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