So my thru-hike journey along the Appalachian Trail has begun. Actually, the journey began months ago when I decided to commit to the 2,180 mile hike through 14 states. The months of preparation and tying up of loose ends have been intense, demanding, and at times overwhelming.
As I sit on the MARTA train on the way to North Springs station, I'm ready to get on the trail to experience what I have only been able to imagine a radical 6-month lifestyle change would be. But first, I'll bunk-up tonight at the Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega, about an hour North of Atlanta by car. After breakfast at the hostel, they'll drive me (as well as other hikers) to the path which is a short hike up to the Southern terminus where I guess I'll snap a few photos before taking my first steps on to the trail.
If you're reading this you are probably family or a close friend, so I hope I'm able to update frequently so you can follow along with my adventure. I look forward to sharing my experiences!