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Appalachian Trail 2003 - Chelsea's Journals

Entry #27 - April 18, 2003

Had a hard time getting to sleep last night. Andy was hopped up on sugar from all the Peeps and I had an aching stomach from the buffet.

Got up around 7 and headed out to the store & post office around 9:30. Shank was down there waiting for his package - hope it came, but I don't think it did, or he'd be here tonight. Left Fontana Dam around 11:30. Had fun walking across the Dam and then ran into a ridge runner taking a survey when we entered the park. About a half hour in we ran into a big king snake - black w/white belly. It was probably over a yard long. Really cool! Had a pretty good hike in - the sky was overcast for much of the day, so it wasn't OVERLY hot. We had a good surprise when we got to Shuckstack Mtn - Jersey, Footslogger & Blaze (Jonathan) were there breaking. Now we're all at the Mollie's Ridge Shelter along w/Jane, Mello Yello & a few others. We're ready to roast some marshmallows now that Jersey & Footslogger brought. (Arggh - a mouse is running around here in the shelter. :P These Smoky Mtn shelters have chain link fences across the front to protect from bears - pretty dank & dingy!)

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Preparing to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers include the Appalachian Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail Conference), the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters, and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent tools for use during a long distance hike.

       

 

 


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