Bartram Trail complete!

Yesterday I competed my thruhike of the Bartram Trail! Last time I was at Cheoah Bald was November 2010. Views are much nicer in April.

I love these mountains.

The Bartram was wild, rugged, and occasionally brutal. There are good reasons it was on my wishlist since 2010!


I’ll write more about it later this spring. For now I’m focused on my upcoming Smokies trip. My itinerary looks awesome; the weather looks horrific. Can’t wait.

Good old Ledbetter Creek.

I’m enormously grateful for those I met along the way, especially the maintainers, Debbie with water at Jones Gap, Chica and Sunsets, and the awesome section hiking couple whose names might have been Christie and Don… but might not have been.

Onwards. Or rather, upwards.