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urbansix
2013-09-20, 06:48
If anyone is interested, I have started transcribing my BMT Through Hike journals from pen-and-paper Into a Wordpress blog. Located HERE: thinkcrust.wordpress.com/category/bmt-2013 (http://thinkcrust.wordpress.com/category/bmt-2013/)with the tag BMT 2013.



Tried TJ but could not get a handle on its quirks and foibles.

Crikey
2013-09-20, 08:59
Cool. Thanks..one trail I'm looking forward to hiking once I get situated up there.

Hog On Ice
2013-09-20, 09:37
looking forward to reading the rest of the entries since I'll be hiking the GA section in Oct.

Superman
2013-09-20, 10:12
I like more pictures. Just sayin.

urbansix
2013-09-20, 11:53
Really?

Crikey
2013-09-20, 11:58
Really?

Don't sweat it. His nurse will be in soon to read to him.

Hog On Ice
2013-09-20, 12:01
and yes I really will be hiking the GA section of the BMT Oct 2-12 - a nice and relaxed schedule

Superman
2013-09-20, 12:21
I've hiked it a couple times and like to see pictures. Hiking is just walking up and down hills.

JAK
2013-09-20, 13:03
Great stuff. Thanks.

john pickett
2013-09-20, 17:44
Here you go, Superman. And they're set in the outdoors.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coyote+and+roadrunner+cartoon s&oq=coyote+and+ro&gs_l=youtube.1.1.0l10.5848.19846.0.25516.16.10.1.5 .5.0.131.1178.1j9.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.pq fhryvgxRE

Superman
2013-09-20, 20:58
Here you go, Superman. And they're set in the outdoors.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coyote+and+roadrunner+cartoon s&oq=coyote+and+ro&gs_l=youtube.1.1.0l10.5848.19846.0.25516.16.10.1.5 .5.0.131.1178.1j9.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.pq fhryvgxRE

Nice

hikerboy
2013-09-20, 22:10
this is great! im planning on hiking from springer to katahdin next year, but starting on the bmt through the smokies as i sectioned springer to damscus this spring.

john pickett
2013-09-21, 09:53
Hikerboy, you seem under the mis-apprehension this site is about hiking and/or hammocking.
It's about all the periphery there-to.
Sniff!

Superman
2013-09-21, 09:56
Hikerboy, you seem under the mis-apprehension this site is about hiking and/or hammocking.
It's about all the periphery there-to.
Sniff!

That's true to some extent but if a person doesn't know where to go when they are hiking there are people on this site that will tell them where to go.:angel:

hikerboy
2013-09-21, 10:42
Hikerboy, you seem under the mis-apprehension this site is about hiking and/or hammocking.
It's about all the periphery there-to.
Sniff!

ive been known to drift a thread or two. i have add, adhd, ptsd(from my divorce, i never served), as well as being manic depressive, although i trend more towards manic.

Roche
2013-09-21, 10:56
ive been known to drift a thread or two. i have add, adhd, ptsd(from my divorce, i never served), as well as being manic depressive, although i trend more towards manic.Enough about highlights - any faults or weaknesses?

Hog On Ice
2013-09-21, 10:58
probably will fit right in assuming he can also take a joke and not go all SOG

hikerboy
2013-09-21, 11:08
Enough about highlights - any faults or weaknesses?

none whatsoever.

Superman
2013-09-21, 11:16
none whatsoever.

That's not what the homeland security file on you says. Admit it, admit it!

Rasty
2013-09-21, 11:18
none whatsoever.

I can make a list.

Hog On Ice
2013-09-21, 11:21
Go ahead Johnny

hikerboy
2013-09-21, 11:33
That's not what the homeland security file on you says. Admit it, admit it!

that was nothing. a simple misunderstanding

Superman
2013-09-21, 12:36
that was nothing. a simple misunderstanding

That's what they all say.

hikerboy
2013-09-21, 12:41
the suspicious package that someone saw and said something about was my pack. couldnt believe i was carrying 5 days of food

Superman
2013-09-21, 12:46
the suspicious package that someone saw and said something about was my pack. couldnt believe i was carrying 5 days of food

Egggzatly....why would anyone carry that much food? Definitely suspicious.

Rasty
2013-09-21, 12:49
the suspicious package that someone saw and said something about was my pack. couldnt believe i was carrying 5 days of food

Sounds fishy

hikerboy
2013-09-21, 12:50
Egggzatly....why would anyone carry that much food? Definitely suspicious.

specially since i was day hiking at the time.
are spam singles combustible?

Hog On Ice
2013-09-21, 13:03
specially since i was day hiking at the time.
are spam singles combustible?

yes but they are a bitch to get lit

Rasty
2013-09-21, 13:05
specially since i was day hiking at the time.
are spam singles combustible?

Spam was used to burn down castles in medieval times by digging a tunnel underneath and filling with Spam and lighting it on fire. The Spam was a slightly different form then what's in the packets.

SGT Rock
2013-09-21, 13:34
Looking at it now.

SGT Rock
2013-09-21, 13:52
I put some blue blazes up on Whigg Meadow last month, that should help. The next work trip is going to be to brush Stiffknee trail.

urbansix
2013-09-21, 13:59
looking forward to reading the rest of the entries since I'll be hiking the GA section in Oct.

(Thought I posted this earlier but now I don't see it...)

HOI - On that note, here is my journal from 2011 GA BMT section http://thinkcrust.wordpress.com/category/bmt-2011/

Hog On Ice
2013-09-21, 14:50
thanks for the link

dixicritter
2013-09-22, 11:34
specially since i was day hiking at the time.
are spam singles combustible?


Spam was used to burn down castles in medieval times by digging a tunnel underneath and filling with Spam and lighting it on fire. The Spam was a slightly different form then what's in the packets.

Now what did I tell y'all about Spam?? :secruity:




LOL

Rasty
2013-09-22, 14:39
Now what did I tell y'all about Spam?? :secruity:




LOL

I can't read and use voice recognition software for typing.

Tipi Walter
2013-09-27, 11:17
Thanks for sharing your BMT trip report. I'm most interested in the section from Calderwood Lake south thru Slickrock down to the Cohuttas.

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2012/Tipi-Walter-in-Solitude/i-d72kWP4/0/M/TRIP%20130%20138-M.jpg
On Day 10 you stay at the bottom of the Stiffknee trail by Slickrock Creek and it's a favorite campsite of mine.


http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2011/Tipi-Walter-Brushy-Ridge/i-bFLdTvx/0/M/TRIP%20119%20090-M.jpg

From Farr Gap south to Beech Gap you say there doesn't seem to be many good campsites but there are several outstanding campsites. Here is one I call Crowder Camp which is by the Crowder Branch jct with water on both sides of the ridge.

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2012/Tipi-Walter-with-Cranbrook/i-vgVzWdp/0/M/TRIP%20131%20028-M.jpg
And about a quarter mile south of Cherry Log Gap there is a great campsite where the BMT veers right and down. I call it Snow Camp.


http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2013-1/18-Days-in-the-Cohutta/i-b4RK4KV/0/M/TRIP%20142%20041-M.jpg
And I remember the steep drop from Big Frog Mt to Double Springs Gap---here's a pic right in the middle of the drop---but no pic does a hill climb justice. It's 800 foot drop in .8th of a mile.

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2013-1/18-Days-in-the-Cohutta/i-WMfcBV2/0/M/TRIP%20142%20065-M.jpg
And finally, your Bear Creek campsite brings back memories of my campsite there. It's where the BMT shares the Upper Jacks River trail for a short time.

urbansix
2013-09-30, 20:32
Tipi,

LOL - I was in NO MOOD when I wrote the entry for Day 11.

I have been reflecting on how one's state of mind at the time of a hike section can affect one's perception & memory of that section. On the day I hiked from Farr Gap to Beech Gap I was soaked to the bone from walking through wet overgrowth. It was cold-ish, the sky was gloomy and overcast and I was pushing along head-down. When I did stop for lunch somewhere near Cherry Log I became chilled and just wanted to get going again. I remember "missing" one of the camp sites because I was walking faster than I realized, and my dead reckoning was wrong as to when I should start expecting to see a camp site. Probably had a case of tunnel vision that day as well. Every time I saw a camp site, the thought of stopping made me feel chilled again, and I though "Camp? Here? ugh".

Then I read Mssnglnk's journal for the same section (http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=398895)on a winter hike, and it seems like a uplifting and inspiring natural wonderland!

Later in the GA section, when I am rehiking sections that I have hiked before, parts feel exactly the same, while some parts feel completely different,have a different vibe, or I have NO memory of a certain standout feature. The mind is a strange machine.