Our Hike Through The White Mountains & Getting Socked In on Mount Washington

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When we last left off, Babushka and I were enjoying the pine forests of the Green Mountain Range of Vermont. Our journey northbound along the Appalachian Trail continues. We are now in Maine! In this update, I will be focusing on our journey through the New Hampshire.

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Four videos to get you excited about the Appalachian Trail

The 2190 mile long Appalachian Trail, starting in Georgia and ending in Maine, stretches through 14 states on the eastern United States. It is the longest hiking trail in the world and welcomes over 3 million hikers every year. Hikers can do parts of the trail (called section hiking) or hike the whole trail – called a thru hike ...

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Update from mile 1102: A post that is looooooong overdue

Appalachian Trail thru-hikers Spudnik and Babushka have passed through Virginia and West Virginia. Next up is their home state, Pennsylvania and the AT half-way mark at mile 1094.55.

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I suppose I should start this post with an apology, and then some excuses.  It has been far too long since I have updated the blog.  We are still alive and well, and have not been eaten by any bears (as some have suggested).  We haven't had as reliable access to wifi and computers, so it's been difficult to post any updates.

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Cows, Ponies and Bears ...Oh My!

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Spudnik and Babushka are currently thru-hiking the Appalachian trail and have just passed the quarter mark. Read on to learn about their adventures in cattle wrangling and a bear encounter in Virginia.  

We have not been able to update in a short while and there is a lot to catch up on. Since our last post, we have traversed another hundred miles and have passed the quarter-way point on the Appalachian Trail.

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Update from mile 469.5: We're in Virginia!

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It is with great pleasure and a considerable amount of satisfaction that I am announcing that we have finally made it to Virginia!  We're almost 500 miles in, and crossing state lines does wonders to boost morale!  It's getting hot and humid here, which makes for some sweaty hiking.  We've been trying to get up early in the morning to try to beat the heat, but it still is quite warm. We had been told that Tropical Depression Bonnie might be headed our way and were braced for some rainy days, but we have remained quite fortunate to not have much rain while hiking.  We got some overnight rain, but mostly just rumblings of thunder while hiking.

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4 Weeks, 3 States and 340+ Miles: Our Adventure So Far

β€œIt's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.” -Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Brittany and I are having an incredible journey so far. The past four weeks have been amazing and challenging as we hiked through the mountains of northern Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Update from mile 273.6: Smokies and beyond!

Ice-covered trees in the Smokies

Ice-covered trees in the Smokies

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It feels like a long time since we've been able to update, but we have been moving right along!  We left Georgia, spent a few days in North Carolina, then entered Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where we followed the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee.  We left the park and have been continuing on our way.  I'm updating from Hot Springs, NC, where they have famous mineral baths.

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We Left Georgia!

Miles on the Appalachian Trail: 107.7Total Miles from Amicalola falls state park: 116.5

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It has been quite an adventure into the mountains. We began our trip with a shuttle ride from Hiker Ron, who picked us up from the Atlanta airport. Ron used to be a park ranger at Amicalola Falls State Park, where the Appalachian Approach trail up Springer mountain begins and where we started our adventure.

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Update From AT Mile Marker 69.6

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It's been a great first week on the AT.  We're possibly the dirtiest, smelliest, and sweatiest we've ever been, but have loved hiking through the northern Georgia mountains.  The weather has ranged from 80+, sunny, and humid, to cold, thunder, and lightning.  Jon Przybylek (Christian's brother) and his friend Rob were able to drive up from Florida and hiked with us from Cooper's Gap, camping out one night with us before they needed to get back to work and school. We are excited to be headed to North Carolina later today or early tomorrow. We have been having a great time, enjoying our time in the woods and little trail towns and making new friends.  More to come soon...

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