Archive for the "Trail Reports" category

They Lighten Their Load

Yesterday, Saturday 4/5/08, we received a big box in the mail from Brandon and Roundhouse. The contents surprised us….. in it was their TENT, one of 2 cooking pots, gloves, and towels and a few articles of clothing. We already have been sent Ricky’s big coat, socks and more clothes. After [...]

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Well thats all folks…

Bad news. For about two days now I’ve been pretty sure my ankle has been twisted and this morning I woke up and my ankle looked like I had half a grapefruit on each side. Ricky has struck bad luck as well and has several blisters on both feet that just won’t heal. After several [...]

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Roan Mountain TN

Ben received a call today and the boys are in Roan Mountain, TN. That’s 385 miles or 17% of the trail, however you want to look at it. They said that they received and really appreciated the mail drops from us, Donna and Christy. If anyone else sent a package, it did [...]

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Crocks

One thing Brandon forgot to mention last time he posted, is the fact that last time they were in town, the guys stopped and bought Crocks.  As a long time Crocks wearer, and knowing how much Brandon despised them, I am glad to see that he has wised up.  I’m not sure if Ricky was [...]

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Temptation

First off- We will be in Roan mountain in 3 days so if you haven’t already sent something in the mail and wanted to it is too late. You can hit us up at our next mail drop though.
Secondly I will tell you about our trip. Since leaving the Nelson’s house we did a full [...]

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Mail those mail drops

Brandon and Ricky asked me to remind you, If you are going to send them something to their first mail drop, you need to get it in the mail this week. They will be arriving in Roan Mountain next week.
You can mail items by addressing them like this:
Brandon McMath
General Delivery
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
Hold for [...]

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Angels on Easter

AT angels that is but I’ll get to that. So Hot Springs has come and gone and it was nothing short of perfect. We met Meaghan and her Mom in the early after noon. Remember, 10 days on the trail no shower. Needless to say the car ride to the cabin was windows down. Cleaning [...]

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Boars not Bears

Brandon called today from a campground near Interstate 40. They had hiked in to re-supply with food and were talking with other hikers and planning to continue on today and perhaps hike into the night. They have hiked a couple of nights and have found their head lamps work well. I [...]

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Out of the Smokies

We made it out of the smokies last night. Ended up doing like 26 miles or something. At a campground now but just to buy food. Onward to Hot Springs, NC. Should be there tomorrow around lunch. Pretty chilly here. Got rained on for 2 days and saw lots of ice on the trail. What [...]

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Clingmans Dome

I spoke to Brandon on Friday 3/14 around noon.  He was at Silers Bald Shelter and had borrowed “Dan’s” cell phone to give me a quick call.   Mostly he was interested to see if I had secured his fall class schedule at Auburn.  I was left very detailed instructions on how to arrange his schedule [...]

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