Day 0: Amicalola Falls State Park

Well. What to say. Today sucked a little. I know a thruhike is difficult and that I sometimes need to “embrace the suck” and just enjoy whatever the trail brings me … but that’s tough to do if I can’t get to the trail.

After boarding my 7am flight in LA, we had electric problems and were forced off at 9am. Then, after 2 more hours of waiting we were re-scheduled for a 3pm flight that arrived in ATL at 9pm. So … long story short, I sat frustrated at the airport, missed my shuttle to Amicalola Falls, and left Keg waiting in at the airport all day. The Captain had a late flight too, so we eventually got a rental car and arrived at Amicalola around midnight.

Oh, and did I mention it’s raining?

But all is good now. Just the first of many tests I suppose. With today’s problems behind me, I am enjoying a warm bed at Amicalola Falls Lodge and ready for tomorrow’s 8.8 mile hike up the approach trail to Springer Mountain. With the new day will bring a new attitude and a fresh start to adventure. Hello Neiman!

  • Start Mile: 0.0
  • Start Time: 00:00
  • End Mile: 0.0
  • End Time: 00:00
  • Miles Hiked: 0.0
  • Miles to Go: 2190.9
  • Lodging: Amicalola Falls Lodge

6 thoughts on “Day 0: Amicalola Falls State Park

  1. WOW! I just heard about your adventure! Wishing you the best of luck and tons of trail magic! I’m thru hiking the SHT this fall, would love to catch up when you are back. ~Jen


  2. Well, I think rain is probably better than snow… keep your fingers crossed. And just think – you’re one of few (maybe the only) to have a 0 day (kinda) before reaching Springer Mountain. Good luck, Mike!


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