Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fri 10/9 - Tue 10/13 - Appalachian Trail Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiked for 5 days on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Incredible trip and experience.  I packed and carried everything I needed for those 5 days, including food, water, shelter and clothes. For food, I carried about 2 pounds of food per day, totaling around 3,500 calories. I ate basically the same thing every day.  Macro breakdown was for a day was:

Prot Carb Fat Cal
TOTALS: Grams 171 434 116    3,464
Calories 682 1734 1042    3,458
Percent 20% 50% 30% `

The 5 section hikes were as follows:
Day1 Newfound Gap to Double Spring Gap Shelter. 10.8 miles in ~8 hours.
Day2 Double Spring Gap Shelter to Derrick Knob Shelter. 11.1 miles in ~7 hours.
Day3 Derrick Knob Shelter to Mollies Ridge Shelter. 12 miles in ~8.5 hours.
Day4 Mollies Ridge Shelter to Fontanna Dam Shelter. 11.1 miles in ~7.5 hours.
Day5 Fontanna Dam Shelter to Yellow Creek Mountain Road. 7.5 miles in ~6 hours.

We drove to Newfound Gap and parked the car. Then we hiked for 5 days to Yellow Creek mountain Road and had a shuttle pick us up and drive us back to Newfound Gap to get the car and drive home.

A few pictures:

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