Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Most of my gear here is tried and true, but I was especially anxious to try out my new pack, the Mariposa by ultalight company Goassamer Gear (http://gossamergear.com/) as well as a shiny new set of trekking poles. Its packed heavier than normal because I had no idea what the weather would bring me...
I decided to do a prep hike to test out some new gear and get some miles under my belt before winter. So, early wednesday morning, Nov 14th, I set off for Amicalola Falls State Park. 2 hours later, I parked the car and opened the door to a blistering 30 degrees and immediately started to rethink my great idea. I decided if I could handle this though, I could handle conditions on the AT. So I set out for Springer Mountain, determined to spend the next 5 days and 4 nights hiking to Blood Mountain and then back again by Nov 18. the next few posts are from this hike