Hikes

Abrams / Rabbit Creek Loop

or "The 500th Mile"

08.20.22
R/T Miles

11.2

Trail Miles

11.2

New Miles

11.2

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

4:53

Average MPH

2.30

Achievement: 500 round trip miles in the Great Smoky Mountains

#bear: black bear sighting

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#tick: acquired a tick

Big Creek Trail

or "Hikin' Griffey"

08.13.22
R/T Miles

5

Trail Miles

2.5

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

3:06

Average MPH

1.61

Achievement: Jumped off a rock into very cold water

Mt. LeConte (Alum Cave)

or "BINGO"

07.24.22
R/T Miles

10.4

Trail Miles

5.2

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:36

Average MPH

1.86

Duration Up

2:43

Uphill MPH

1.91

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Mt. LeConte (Vertical Mile)

or "Blackjack"

06.09.22
R/T Miles

21

Trail Miles

12.9

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

9:03

Average MPH

2.32

Duration Up

4:45

Uphill MPH

2.18

Achievement: Longest day hike record

Achievement: Vertical Mile: climbed 5,280 feet

Achievement: FKT for females on the Vertical Mile Challenge

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#tick: acquired a tick

Mt. LeConte (Alum Cave)

or "Go Bills"

05.29.22
R/T Miles

10.4

Trail Miles

5.2

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:09

Average MPH

1.98

Duration Up

2:51

Uphill MPH

1.82

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#rough start: something went wrong at the very beginning

Big Creek Trail (Midnight Hole)

or "Gram Hates Biscuits"

05.08.22
R/T Miles

3.4

Trail Miles

1.7

New Miles

0.2

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

1:14

Average MPH

2.76

Duration Up

0:36

Uphill MPH

2.67

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#rough start: something went wrong at the very beginning

Mt. LeConte (The Boulevard)

or "We Is Risen"

04.17.22
R/T Miles

16.6

Trail Miles

8.1

New Miles

-

AT Miles

2.7

Hike Duration

8:33

Average MPH

1.94

Duration Up

4:01

Uphill MPH

1.89

Achievement: #12 Hike to LeConte Lodge

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#rough start: something went wrong at the very beginning

Maddron Bald + Albright Grove

or "Picquick With Slow Nick"

03.19.22
R/T Miles

14.2

Trail Miles

7.6

New Miles

7.6

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:13

Average MPH

2.33

Duration Up

3:50

Uphill MPH

1.8

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

Lumber Ridge Trail

or "Almost Nobody"

02.20.22
R/T Miles

8.2

Trail Miles

4.1

New Miles

4.1

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

3:32

Average MPH

2.32

#cat: spotted a big cat

Mt. LeConte (Bullhead)

or "Out Of Shape 2022"

02.12.22
R/T Miles

14.2

Trail Miles

6.9

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

8:11

Average MPH

1.74

Duration Up

4:20

Uphill MPH

1.59

Achievement: #11 Hike to LeConte Lodge

Achievement: Personal Worst MPH - tragically out of shape

#deer: spotted a doe, a deer

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#turkey: spotted a turkey or two

Mt. Cammerer (Low Gap)

or "The Ratliff Roundup"

01.08.22
R/T Miles

11.2

Trail Miles

5.6

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:05

Average MPH

2.20

Duration Up

2:42

Uphill MPH

2.07

#cammerer: Mount Cammerer fire tower

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

Mt. LeConte (Alum Cave)

or "Zoomy Audi"

12.31.21
R/T Miles

10

Trail Miles

5

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

4:25

Average MPH

2.26

Duration Up

2.16

Uphill MPH

2.21

Achievement: #10 Hike to LeConte Lodge

#croc hunter: witnessed people wearing totally inappropriate footwear

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#rough start: something went wrong at the very beginning

Brushy Mountain (Trillium Gap)

or "Oh Wow!"

12.12.21
R/T Miles

11.5

Trail Miles

5.7

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:33

Average MPH

2.07

Duration Up

2:48

Uphill MPH

2.04

#croc hunter: witnessed people wearing totally inappropriate footwear

#turned back: this hike did not go as originally planned

Spruce Flats Falls

or "Whoop, Bear It Is"

11.21.21
R/T Miles

2

Trail Miles

1

New Miles

1

AT Miles

-

#bear: black bear sighting

Mt. LeConte (Boulevard + Bullhead)

or "Bullevard + Bear Head"

11.13.21
R/T Miles

15.8

Trail Miles

15

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

8:20

Average MPH

2.16

Duration Up

3:55

Uphill MPH

2.07

Achievement: First Shuttle Hike

Achievement: Most outrageous bear encounter of all time

#bear: black bear sighting

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Gabes Mountain Trail

or "Achy Knees Festival"

11.06.21
R/T Miles

13.2

Trail Miles

6.6

New Miles

6.6

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:31

Average MPH

2.02

#turned back: this hike did not go as originally planned

Lower Mt. Cammerer Loop

or "Pink Out"

10.23.21
R/T Miles

16.3

Trail Miles

15.3

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

7:32

Average MPH

2.16

Duration Up

4:25

Uphill MPH

2.38

Achievement: Personal Best - Uphill MPH

#cammerer: Mount Cammerer fire tower

#hikertrash: group hike with Smoky Mountain Hikertrash

Mt. LeConte (Alum Cave)

or "First 10 For Twinkle Toes"

10.18.21
R/T Miles

10.4

Trail Miles

5.2

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:52

Average MPH

1.77

Duration Up

3:10

Uphill MPH

1.58

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

The Pulpit (Bullhead)

or "Solo"

10.09.21
R/T Miles

5.8

Trail Miles

2.9

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

2:56

Average MPH

1.98

Duration Up

1:28

Uphill MPH

1.98

Achievement: First Solo Hike

#bear: black bear sighting

Rocky Top (Lead Cove)

or "Thunderstorm on Thunderhead"

09.18.21
R/T Miles

12.2

Trail Miles

6.1

New Miles

4.4

AT Miles

1.4

Hike Duration

7:39

Average MPH

1.59

Duration Up

3:11

Uphill MPH

1.92

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#hikertrash: group hike with Smoky Mountain Hikertrash

Mt. LeConte (Rainbow Falls, Bullhead)

or "Fight or Flight or Fall"

09.04.21
R/T Miles

13.4

Trail Miles

12.8

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:39

Average MPH

2.02

Duration Up

3:12

Uphill MPH

2.03

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Meigs Creek Trail

or "The Rock Hop Redo"

08.21.21
R/T Miles

7

Trail Miles

3.5

New Miles

1.5

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

3:09

Average MPH

2.22

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

Ramsey Cascades

or "Honey I Shrunk The Hikers"

07.16.21
R/T Miles

8

Trail Miles

4

New Miles

4

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

4:23

Average MPH

1.83

Duration Up

2:07

Uphill MPH

1.89

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

Mt. Cammerer (Low Gap)

or "There's A Snake In The Fire Tower"

06.26.21
R/T Miles

11.2

Trail Miles

5.6

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:38

Average MPH

1.69

Duration Up

3:04

Uphill MPH

1.83

#cammerer: Mount Cammerer fire tower

#snake: snake sighting

Mt. LeConte (Brushy Mountain)

or "But I Am LeTired"

06.05.21
R/T Miles

20.6

Trail Miles

9.5

New Miles

5.5

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

10:13

Average MPH

2.02

Duration Up

5:17

Uphill MPH

1.87

Achievement: Personal Best - Longest Hike To Date

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

#snake: snake sighting

Mt. LeConte (Alum Cave)

or "We Need To Name This Hike"

05.15.21
R/T Miles

10.4

Trail Miles

5.2

New Miles

5

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:32

Average MPH

1.59

Duration Up

2:39

Uphill MPH

1.89

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Mt. Sterling (Big Creek Loop)

or "Bearly Made It"[blog]

05.01.21[blog]
R/T Miles

17.2

Trail Miles

17.2

New Miles

17.2

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

8:21

Average MPH

2.06

Duration Up

5:29

Uphill MPH

1.91

Achievement: Personal Worst - Roughest Hike To Date

#bear: black bear sighting

#sterling: Mount Sterling fire tower

Chestnut Top Trail

or "The Orchid Seeker"

04.22.21
R/T Miles

8.6

Trail Miles

4.3

New Miles

4.3

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

3:04

Average MPH

2.80

Achievement: Personal Best: Average MPH

Huskey Cucumber Gap Lollipop

or "The Rod Run Rock Hop Reroute"

04.18.21
R/T Miles

13.7

Trail Miles

13.7

New Miles

13

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

7:26

Average MPH

1.84

#injury: sustained an injury

Mt. LeConte (The Boulevard)

or "The Boulevard Of Broken Feet"[blog]

04.04.21[blog]
R/T Miles

18

Trail Miles

8.1

New Miles

6.1

AT Miles

2.7

Hike Duration

8:34

Average MPH

2.10

Duration Up

4:14

Uphill MPH

2.01

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Lower Mt. Cammerer Loop

or "Well That's Too Damn Bad!"

03.12.21
R/T Miles

16.3

Trail Miles

15.3

New Miles

9.7

AT Miles

2.3

Hike Duration

7:30

Average MPH

2.17

Duration Up

4:30

Uphill MPH

2.33

#cammerer: Mount Cammerer fire tower

Baskins Creek + Grapeyard Ridge

or "The Palindrome Hike"

02.20.21
R/T Miles

12.8

Trail Miles

6.7

New Miles

6.1

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

7:36

Average MPH

1.68

#injury: sustained an injury

Rich Mountain Loop

or "Use Extreme Caution"

02.06.21
R/T Miles

8.7

Trail Miles

8.2

New Miles

8.2

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

5:38

Average MPH

1.55

#fire: built a campfire

Mt. LeConte (Trillium Gap + Bullhead)

or "A Load Of Crap On Trillium Gap"[blog]

01.30.21[blog]
R/T Miles

16.2

Trail Miles

16.2

New Miles

-

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

8:30

Average MPH

1.91

Duration Up

5:02

Uphill MPH

1.77

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Mt. Collins

or "There's A Spike In My Boot"

01.10.21
R/T Miles

10.8

Trail Miles

5.4

New Miles

5.4

AT Miles

5.4

Hike Duration

6:41

Average MPH

1.62

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#turned back: this hike did not go as originally planned

Upper Meigs Falls

or "That Sounds Right"

12.05.20
R/T Miles

4

Trail Miles

2

New Miles

2

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

2:19

Average MPH

1.72

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

#turned back: this hike did not go as originally planned

Jakes Panther Lollipop

or "Captain Caroline & Breakless Bambi"[blog]

11.21.21[blog]
R/T Miles

17.7

Trail Miles

13.8

New Miles

13.8

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

8:22

Average MPH

2.11

#got wet: rain / snow / rock hopping / somebody had to change their socks

Mt. LeConte (Bullhead + Rainbow Falls)

or "Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls"[blog]

11.14.20[blog]
R/T Miles

13.7

Trail Miles

13

New Miles

6.6

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

6:23

Average MPH

2.15

Duration Up

3:06

Uphill MPH

2.23

Achievement: Personal Best: Average RT & Uphill MPH on a LeConte Hike

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Spence / Russell Field

or "There Are No Fields"[blog]

11.06.20[blog]
R/T Miles

13.2

Trail Miles

11.6

New Miles

11.6

AT Miles

2.9

Hike Duration

7:06

Average MPH

1.86

Mt. LeConte (Trillium Gap + Bullhead)

or "I Found Bears"[blog][blog]

10.25.20[blog][blog]
R/T Miles

16.5

Trail Miles

16

New Miles

16

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

9:22

Average MPH

1.76

Duration Up

5:26

Uphill MPH

1.79

#leconte: LeConte Lodge at 6,593 feet

Andrews Bald

or "Magna Carta Holy Trail"[blog]

10.16.20[blog]
R/T Miles

4.6

Trail Miles

2.3

New Miles

2.3

AT Miles

-

Hike Duration

3:07

Average MPH

1.47

Achievement: First Hiker High

Mt. Cammerer (Low Gap)

or "Devon Hates Caroline"[blog]

10.09.20[blog]
R/T Miles

11.2

Trail Miles

5.6

New Miles

5.6

AT Miles

2.1

Hike Duration

5:57

Average MPH

1.88

Duration Up

3:02

Uphill MPH

1.85

#cammerer: Mount Cammerer fire tower

#snake: snake sighting

Charlies Bunion

or "From Onio's to Bunyo's"

07.26.20
R/T Miles

8.4

Trail Miles

4.2

New Miles

4.2

AT Miles

4.2

Hike Duration

5:06

Average MPH

1.65

Duration Up

1:34

Uphill MPH

2.68

Achievement: First GSMNP Hike

Round Trip Miles: 505.2
GSM Trail Miles: 183.2