Hogpen Gap To Dicks Creek Gap

1:25 p.m. on November 27, 2001 (EST)

Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17, 2002: Hogpen Gap To Dicks Creek Gap

Consider this a study in sociology, or a field experience regarding why people do things, but do not miss this chance to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail in March. Georgia is where is all starts for the season of thru-hikers, and we will be right there in the thick of it. We will start Wednesday at Neels Gap, home of the historic Walasi-Yi Inn and the only time in its entire length that the AT goes through a building. After spending some time in this well-stocked outfitter store, we will go in at Hogpen Gap and spend our first night at Low Gap Shelter, an easy 4.2 miles of moderate elevation changes.

Thursday morning and the climbs begin, guaranteed to warm us as we gain 1000

7:37 p.m. on November 27, 2001 (EST)

Remember that the local ettiqutte (if there is such a thing)is that favor is given to the Thru-Hikers for Hut Space. Might want to carry your own tent since there usually is quite a few thru hikers.

Fun game to play is to take note of the abandoned items along the way. Will never forget the 2#+ can of spaghetti sauce at Bird Gap. Who would make that much spaghetti to need so much sauce?

Have fun!

8:38 p.m. on November 27, 2001 (EST)

yes... good point.. I will remind everyone to carry a tent.. just in case.



but you are right.. doing this section of the AT, this time of year.. will be right out of a 'Bill Bryson' book.

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