Full of tourist traps, Gatlinburg sounds like the kind of place you’d want to avoid if you’re around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But think twice: This… Read more “Quick Day Trip: Gatlinburg, Tennessee”
The population of Hiawassee, Georgia, is fewer than 1,000, and yet the town is an important stop along the Appalachian Trail. For thru-hikers heading north, it’s typically… Read more “Quick Road Trip: Hiawassee, Georgia”
I took a multi-week road trip from New York down to Atlanta in 2017, part of the research of my book Appalachian Trail Road Trip. After a… Read more “A Quick Atlanta Weekend Guide”
Early in the fading darkness of a November morning, I packed my car and drove off from Top of Georgia Hostel. I wasn’t very prepared at the… Read more “A Lonely Morning Hike To Brasstown Bald on Etonah”
You’ve heard of the Appalachian Trail, but you’re not sure where exactly it is, where exactly it goes, what its purpose is, and if it’s still a thing. Don’t despair!
How to tackle Springer Mountain in a day, with some golden history mixed in.