Hiking With The Ellis's 2017

User: StevenEllis
Dates: 13 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017
Duration: 2 weeks, 1 day
URL: http://TrackMyTour.com/md14D

Appalachian Trail hike 2017 GA to MA

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 12:45

Today was a nice sunshiny day and a beautiful walk---we had a safe night on the mountain--- no visitors ---but the sunset and stars were awesome ---we climbed Wayah MT ---it was totally burned---you could see for miles---we really have been staying around the 5000 ft level---even our tent tonite is overlooking the valley below---keep praying for us

Posted: March 29, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 7:25

Well we could have stay with a friend in the shelter last nite---but Nancy's fear of mice cause us to camp down lower on a sloping pad of dirt---needless to say a major storm rolled through ---yes we got soaked and had to carry wet gear all day ---major climb---we are camping at Silas Bald at 5000 ft all alone---the shelter was a half mile down a steep slope ---so we found a place protected with trees ---put up an extra tarp ----we pray no storm comes through---aches and pains are real ---keep praying for us

Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Monday 27 Mar 2017 14:49

Nice 12 mile hike---we hit the 100 mile mark---after a straight up climb---sort of like climbing the rocks at Devils Lake---then we climbed the fire tower at the top of Albert Mt---must be 20 people in a 14 person shelter---we are in our tent---keep praying for us

Posted: March 27, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 19:52

We had rain most of the night---no bad storms---we walked through a large area of where the fires were last fall---very sad---we had some long slow climbs in the rain today---walked with a new retired lady today---she had her own Snap On tool store---loves basketball and came just when Nancy needed a distraction from her tiredness---got to share Tammy's back story with her---made it 12.1 miles then had to walk .3 of a mile farther to get water---lots of aches and pains but we still "love each other" :)---keep praying

Posted: March 26, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 20:03

We hitched hiked out of Hiawasee GA the 11miles back to Dicks Creek Gap---a nice elderly Trail Angel picked us up---we left about noon on the trail to go 5 miles to a shelter ---then when we got there someone told Nancy that North Carolina was only 5 miles after that but all up hill---you guess it ---mom was crying when we crossed the state line---big storm coming tonite---so pray for our saftey

Posted: March 26, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Friday 24 Mar 2017 21:31

We had another 13 mile day with the promise of a hotel and good food---we had to climb Trey Mt plus a bunch of other little ones---we hitch hiked 11 miles into Hiawasee GA ---a nice man picked us up and took us to three different hotels before we could find one with Vacancies---we have a beautiful room over looking the lake---did laundry after wearing the same clothes for seven days---had a BBQ supper---we will stay until 11am --- then hitch hike back up into the mountains ---pray we get a ride ---keep praying for us

Posted: March 25, 2017, 1:31 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 18:04

We camped in a gully last nite so had to watch for any rain---left at 7:30 this morning---freezing cold and windy but beautiful sunrise ---first 6 miles awesome views---then we climbed 2.5 MTS the rest of the day---lost our friend from S Africa today due to sore knees--still hiking with Dave ---did over 13 miles today---notice Nancy in picture at 5:30 ---snoring ---thanks for praying for us---Day 6

Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 17:43

Lightning, hail, terrible wind, torrential rain, soaking wet, cold, wet tent sounds like fun on top of a mountain doesn't it!!!We dried out at Hog Gap ---had supper for breakfast in a cave we found going up a steep climb as it was still cold and windy---warmed up this afternoon---camping along a brook tonite at Low Gap---keep us old people in your prayers--Steve and Nancy

Posted: March 22, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 15:34

We are having just a little trouble figuring out the spot tracker as GPS isn't always available----climbed Blood MT beautiful site almost a 360 view---camping about a mile passed Neels Gap tonite ---made it through bad bear country---keep praying for us as showers out the door tonite ---Steve

Posted: March 20, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Sunday 19 Mar 2017 18:39

Beautiful day---we walk along many scenic mountain ridges ---one hard climb on Cedar MT---we are camping at Lance Creek with many other tenters---making a lot of new friends ---everyone is on a eight mile pace to not get hurt---there are some 18 milers but they are crazy---no privy today---Neels Gap tomorrow for resupply ---shower---laundry---maybe a bed---Nancy is holding her own---not smiling all the time but at least most of the time--keep praying for us---Steve

Posted: March 19, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Saturday 18 Mar 2017 19:36

We are at Gooch Mt Shelter---very crowded ---last night at Hawk Mt shelter the woman from S Africa that we are walking with had a fight with a huge rat---needless to say she like we are In our tents tonight ---beautiful day ---very tired--- gone 17 miles in two days--starting slow so we don't get hurt--- Nancy even soaked her feet in a stream ---got rejuvenated ---love Steve and Nancy

Posted: March 18, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 12:28

We made it safely to Ellijay GA---Jenny and Katie drove us down here---we are in a motel about 20 miles from Springer MT where we will start hiking---we arevwatching March Madness with Pizza---my new wife from the picture is still nervous but all will be well once we start---keep praying for our safety---Steve

Posted: March 17, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Thursday 16 Mar 2017 18:15

Posted: March 16, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Monday 13 Mar 2017 22:27

Posted: March 14, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

Hiking With The Ellis's 2017

User: StevenEllis
Dates: 13 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017
Duration: 2 weeks, 1 day
URL: http://TrackMyTour.com/md14D

Appalachian Trail hike 2017 GA to MA

Thanks for keeping us up to date. Following along and praying for you both.

Nice hair cut Nancy. Praying for safety and God's presence