I Hike Appalachian Trail

Information on the Appalachian Trail.

A.T. Journeys

This site is kind of fazing out. I am keeping up with this one more This Dam Life.

Today's post on that site is AT related. It goes as follows:

The November/December issue of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's magazine, known as A.T. Journeys, has an article written by me about Fontana Village Resort. I'm real excited about it since it is my first published article.
Please check it out.

The photos in the article were taken by my fellow employee/Florida Cracker friend Craig Litz. I'm happy with the way it turned out and excited about the opportunity. There are other writing plans in the work for me here at Fontana Village and I am really excited about the possibilities. More details will be posted on those as they develop.

Again, you can check out the article here.

Fore more info on the Appalachian Trail visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Grafton Notch Death

After signing the Appalachian Trail registry Saturday morning for the Eyebrow Trail in Grafton Notch State Park, Paul Marsh began the two mile loop. He was never seen alive again.
Article here.

AT Murderer

September 11, 1990 was the day Paul Crew visited an East Berlin, Pennsylvania Library and viewed a map of the Appalachian Trail. Two days later he was near the trail asking hikers how to get to the nearest trail head. That day he raped and murdered Molly LaRue, and shot her hiking partner Geoffrey Hood, killing him in a shelter along the Appalachian Trail during their thru hike. Hood was shot three times with a revolver and then LaRue was bound, raped, and then stabbed in the neck. Crew covered their bodies in the shelter with their sleeping bags and stole their belongings. He was spotted by other hikers as he headed south on the trail. The hikers on the trail noticed that the belongings he was carrying where Hoods and LaRue. A week later Paul Crew was arrested. His trial for these murders concluded with sentencing him the death penalty by lethal injection. After years of his appealing the county can no longer fight his appeals due to lack of funding. He will be resentenced today and more then likely be given two life sentences.

Large portion of AT in Mexico?

"A team of scientists say they have found a Massachusiast size piece of the Appalachian Mountians in Mexico."
This kind of sounds like a news article from the Onion, but it's not. I just picked up on this article. It is very cleverly written, but I think their dates may be off by a year or two.

The Wanderers (Update)

The Wanderers made it!

My favorite hikers of the season made it to Katahdin. In a previous post I linked to a great article on this family. I heard of them through some other hikers during a shuttle and was really interested in meeting them. It was a family of three, Dad and two kids. I have pictured being that family of three hiking the AT many times with my wife and kid. The other interest was that the son was 12 years old. The age was very interesting, but as well his dad on this trip was home schooling him. I use to be home schooled so I thought it was great seeing someone take advantage of that schooling system.
I found out about there submit not through following them through their Trailjouranls, which I wish I had the time to do, but by the articles I was reading on Model to and his fourth thru hike. He mentioned, "Gear" the 12-year-old Wanderer. Well "Gear," also know as Brandon had broken his arm while on the trail. In Model T's article he says that the doctors told Brandon he had to leave the trail to recover. His response was, "No way!"
On September 28 the family finished their trip on top of Katahdin. .