I was finally able to get out and do my first section hike the AT and it was a little harder than I expected. I was able to do thirty miles in two and a half days which consisted of two twelve mile days and then a short six-mile day to finish. Climbing over the mountains was tough, to say the least. There were times I thought my legs would fall off and times I just wanted to lie down and die, but in the end, it was worth every second. Here are some of the pictures from the trip.
First bloom on the trail.
On Its Way To The Savannah River
Know How To Use It
We get so caught up in today’s technology and the latest gadgets that we tend to loose sight of the basics. Do yourself, and the person traveling with you, a favor and know how to read a map and a compass. Electronic devices are great and simple to use, but can be disastrous if they malfunction or simply loose battery life. There is much more to reading a compass than just locating north. Knowing how to properly read a compass can be the difference between life and death. Follow this link to learn how to read a compass.
Using The Compass
I picked these up at REI the other day and I thought I would share. This is a great snack that is good for you and packs a bundle of energy for the trail. This is a good source of nutrition without the fuss of having to stop and break out the cook set. I continuously look for fast ways to reenergize on the go and these fit the bill. Check them out through the link below, they make all shapes and sizes to that will fit your adventure.
Trail Butter Site