Hey I just wanted to make a quick post this morning elaborating on the details of my upcoming trip. I know I can be vague and quite distant sometimes in my posts but this will hopefully help.
So as I mentioned a couple posts back I am attempting a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. I will be starting this attempt on April 8th at Amicalola Falls State Park in Northern Georgia. Amicalola Falls is where I will begin but it is an 8 mile hike to get to the official start of the Appalachian trail. This is called the approach trail. I am going to be hiking Northbound or NOBO as I will call it. Hiking NOBO is the most common method in which to thru hike the AT. Some people hike Southbound (SOBO) and some just hike it in random sections until the hike is complete. I will be hiking NOBO with the intent of reaching the finish of the trail on Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
My last day at my job will be on April 1st. Then on April 7th my Dad has agreed to drive me up to Amicalola Falls where we will spend the night and in the morning of the 8th my adventure will begin. Time will fly even though I have a bit over a month left at my job. Every day I question myself wondering what I am doing or if I will be able to undertake this adventure. But I am doing this for my own personal reasons and I know I can accomplish this task. I am in it to win it.
I will be posting more frequently on the blog so any friends and family or just anyone who want to follow my adventures get ready for more weekly posts. I will soon make a post about the gear I will be bringing with me and will explain things in greater detail.
Add me on Instagram: colelbrian , if you would like, as its the best way to more frequently follow what I will be doing by photographs.
Okay later guys! Ill check in very soon and talk about gear!