AT Happiness: Milestones

AT Happiness: Milestones

Vista off Blood Mountain

Vista off Blood Mountain

So on the trail I am trying to stay focused on the trail, mindfully walking and enjoying each step. However it’s hard not to think about the milestones along the way.

First there was mile zero on Springer Mountain.  Next, my first night camping alone in the forest.

happinesss, camping, hammock

On the second day I took my first fall, my feet went out from under me and I landed on my pack like a giant, bearded tortoise.


Next, was summitting Blood Mountain, the highest point in Georgia.  It provided the vista shown above.

My first resupply and zero day spent at Neels Gap and then two days later a stop on Helen, GA to rehab my first injury a knee problem I aggravated descending Blue Mountain.


Helen, GA

Helen, GA

In the last several days three big ones, crossing into North Carolina and finishing my first state.  Then completing my first 100 miles and my first blue blaze which I’ll discuss on my next post.


So far a great trip and I am thankful for each step I’ve taken, and many happy days my friends – Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to AT Happiness: Milestones

  1. leannegfs says:

    I love hearing all of your adventures. Hoping there are no more injuries and smooth trails from here on out!

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