Just a quick thank you to Chad and Joy for their great trail magic.
Shoutout to Patrick Freeman and over 100 students at Lauderdale County High School who are following my progress on the Appalachian Trail.
I made it to Fontana Dam, the gateway to the Smokies. They’re gorgeous. Amazing views from Clingmans Dome, the highest point on the Appalachian Trail. Then my socks froze solid.
Apparently I am leading the pack for north bound (NOBO) thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Not sure how because I’m super slow.
Huge storm hit while I was the Appalachian Trail. Fortunately, I was able to get off trail, then enjoy the fresh snow-covered trails afterwards.
Done with Georgia and into North Carolina. Here’s an update on my injuries and adventures in the first two weeks on the Appalachian Trail.
Beautiful sunrise this morning from the top of Rocky Mountain, Georgia.
The start of my Appalachain Trail adventure, from Amicalola Falls to Neel Gap. This is also the start of my larger attempt of the Calendar Year Triple Crown, hiking nearly 8,000 miles in one single year.
My Calendar Year Triple Crown (CYTC) of 2023: a solo hike of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trails. Nearly 8,000 miles in one year.
Watch cavers squeeze into a tiny hole, even upside-down! My video called “Tight Squeeze at Deep Cave” has gone viral with millions of views on YouTube and countless more on social media. Watch the full video here with all the fails and successes!
The bats at Devil’s Sinkhole in Texas were mysteriously missing. Three intrepid cavers rappelled into the football-field-sized cavern to learn why.
Huge virgin cave found north of Hondo, Texas. Huge room! Massive formations! Even water passage with a cave-adapted salamander and connection to aquifer.