Category Archives: The Hike

Key West to the beginning of the Florida Trail

Trail Journal    “How about Key West to Canada”.  We’d been talking about hiking the Florida Trail and the Appalachian Trail.  Bear in mind when we say, ” we’ve been talking about this”  it means Chuck (Swamp Eagle) on the … Continue reading

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Florida Trail – 12/28/99 – 1/31/00 Loop Road to Juniper Springs, FL

Tuesday 12/28/99  Chuck was dropped off at the beginning of the Florida Trail by our son-in-law, EJ.  The actual sanctioned start is at Oasis Ranger Station on Hwy 41, however, most folks consider the trailhead on Loop Road to be … Continue reading

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Florida Trail – 2/1/00 – 2/29/00 Juniper Springs – Dismal Creek, FL

Tuesday 2/1/00 20 miles/613 total 39 trail days. Juniper Springs to CR 314. On the trail at 8AM, all morning I was hiking through Juniper Prairie Wilderness Area. The hiking was great; cool, light fog with sun coming through. It … Continue reading

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Florida Trail – 3/1/00 – 3/8/00 Dismal Creek, FL – Alabama

Wednesday  3/1/00  14 miles/1109 total.  67 trail days.  Dismal Creek on SR 20 to Freeport.      This morning we worked on “logistical chores”.  I had some work to do on both vehicles, Betty got on an internet phone line to … Continue reading

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Alabama-Florida Border to the Pinhoti Trail 3/9/00 – 3/23/00

Thursday 3/9/00   21 miles/1244 total.  74 trail days.  Alabama CR 37, 2 miles north of FL State Line to Open Pond Campground.   Shortly after Betty and Mae dropped me at the start point, I hiked through the fog to Bradley, … Continue reading

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Alabama 3/21/00 – 3/31/00 Porter Gap Trailhead (Pinhoti Trail) to Coleman Lake Trailhead

Tuesday  3/21/00  20 miles/1471 total.  86 trail days.  1 miles north of SR 148 on CR 18 to 4 miles northeast of Porter Gap Trailhead on the Pinhoti Trail.    We were up early packing.  Betty packed for her drive to … Continue reading

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Alabama – Georgia 4/1/00 – 4/5/00 Coleman Lake Trailhead (Pinhoti Trail) – Cave Springs, GA

Saturday  1 Apr 00   8 miles/1557 total.  FR 55 to FR 500.  97 Trail Days. Since I survived the trail hike yesterday, we thought we would do it again today. The trail went up a long rocky ridge and peaked … Continue reading

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Georgia – 4/6/00 – 4/30/00 Cave Springs, GA – Benton MacKaye Trail – Toomi Mtn.

Thursday  4/6/00   24 miles/1617 total  102 Trail Days.  Cave Springs, GA. to Rome, GA. We moved the RV ahead to a state run Lock and Dam on Coosa River a few miles southwest of Rome, Georgia.  Betty took me back … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Index

Appalachian Trail Journal Index Springer Mountain, Georgia to Baxter Peak (Katahdin), Maine 5/1/00 Springer Mountain, Georgia 5/15/00 Davenport Gap, Tennessee 6/1/00 Mt. Rogers, Virginia 6/15/00  Long Mountain, Virginia 7/1/00  Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 7/15/00  Little Gap, Pennsylvania 8/1/00  Berkshires in … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail – 5/1/00 – 5/15/00 Springer Mt, Georgia – Davenport Gap, Tennessee

Monday  5/1/00   19 miles/1745 total.  109 trail days.  SR 60 at Toomi Mountain to Springer Mountain to Three Forks. It is not yet 8 AM, I have already flushed three wild turkeys and am standing on top of Tooni Mountain … Continue reading

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