The last quarter of the trail

Well gang, we are getting close to the end of AT part II.  Four months ago today we dropped Mouse off at the start of the 100 mile wilderness in Maine with 14 states and 2,189 miles ahead of her.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, as we drove away she started crying and thinking ‘what have I gotten myself into.’  Now with only 3 states and 342 miles left she’s probably sad that its coming to an end.    But it’s not over yet!!Things are still going great.  Here’s Mouse to tell and show you all about it . . .

September 27, Mile 1579 Dismal Falls


September 30, Mile 1641.9 Davis Path Campsite





October 3, Mile 1692 Thomas Knob Shelter


October 4, Mile 1719.2 Damascus Hostel

October 6, Mile 1730.5 Abingdon Gap Shelter


October 8, Mile 1762.3 Shook Branch


October 10, Mile 1770.9 Kinkora Hostel


October 14, Mile 1796.5 Roan High Knob Shelter






There ya go.  The Smokey Mountains will be coming up soon.  After that, Georgia is the last state.  We leave October 31st to drive to Dawsonville, she should be done sometime that week.  Last year in March on the way home from dropping Mouse off for her Northbound AT hike, we loved the drive through the Chattahoochee National Forrest.    I can’t wait to see what beautiful colors and sights await us in October.  But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let’s see what the next 300+ miles hold.  Happy trails . . .