The Georgia A.T. in a week — Epilogue

22 May

In the fall of 2008 I decided the time had come to finally challenge the Appalachian Trail. After careful study and six months of training, I determined that it was feasible to walk all of the Georgia miles of the A.T. in a week, including the approach trail from Amicalola Falls and the exit miles in North Carolina, 90 miles in all. And that is precisely what I did.

If you are reading this, please know that I posted the various descriptions of my hike as a chronology. To read about this eventful week in order, you must go to the first (oldest) post and read forward. Or you can just skip around and enjoy the pictures. Either way, I hope you’ll share in the joy this adventure has brought me and perhaps leave a comment or two.

G N Bassett

Deep Gap, North Carolina, my last view of the trail — until next time...

Deep Gap, North Carolina, my last view of the trail — until next time...

1: Ready, Set, Go…

2: From Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

3: Atop Springer Mountain

4: Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain

5: Hawk Mountain to Gooch Gap

6: Gooch Gap and the Ridgerunner

7: Gooch Gap to Jarrard Gap

8: Jarrard Gap to Neel’s Gap

9: Walasi-Yi

10: Neel’s Gap to Blue Mountain Shelter

11: Blue Mountain Shelter   

12: Blue Mountain Shelter to Deep Gap

13: Deep Gap Shelter

14: Deep Gap GA to Muskrat Creek NC

15: Deep Gap, North Carolina


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6 responses to “The Georgia A.T. in a week — Epilogue

  1. Laura

    December 21, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I am getting ready to hike the GA section of the AT. I would like to contact the ridgerunner for tips and advice for hiking it this time of year. Is it possible to obtain her contact information?

  2. Sam Goldsberry

    February 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I hiked this exact same trip in Oct 2010, staying at a lot of the same locations as you did with comparable mileage. My next trip is from Deep Gap, NC to fontana or maybe Newfound Gap. I really enjoyed your entries, thanks.

    • G N Bassett

      February 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Glad you enjoyed reading it. I enjoyed writing it. One thing is for sure, whenever you get to the A.T. you’re bound to meet some interesting folks.

      I’m hoping to get back on this spring at Newfound Gap and continue north into Tennessee.

  3. "Fotvandra"

    July 5, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Well written. I’m taking on the same challenge soon. Thanks for publishing!

  4. Steph Hoke

    October 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    This blog is fun to read and has great info all at the same time! Thank you for sharing. My dad and I are section hiking as well. On your time in the south, did most places you stayed have bear pulleys to hang packs at night? If not, what did you do with your pack?

  5. Peter

    June 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I’m looking at doing this section of the trail, and just wanted to thank you for the thoughtful write-up. It’s one thing to look at a piece of trail on a map, but you can’t really get an idea of what it’s like until you hear from someone who hiked it. Thanks again!


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