Joey Camps AT Thru Hike 2017 Trip Report
of the hike was to have fun, experience some beauty, and ultimately see what my
body could do!
record for the AT is set by Heather "Anish" Anderson at 54days 7hours 48mins
supported record for the AT is set by Karl Meltzer at 45days 22hours 38mins
I will be
traveling as a self-supported hiker, which means:
Walk into and out of resupply towns to purchase or pick up
prepacked and mailed supplies.
Hike as a backpacker, carrying all food and equipment
between resupply towns.
Follow the official AT route, no detours, road walks or
alternates of any kind.
Do not have anyone follow, or provide support in a
Do not get into a vehicle for any reason during the attempt.
Honestly and thoroughly document the attempt.
Practice Leave-No-Trace ethics.
I will be
carrying a SPOT Trace and my Iphone for pictures and video, to document my
FKT Proto-type Pack
Day 43 6-30-2015 Sleep 2100 - 1030 Miles 1830 – 1860
I woke up
to the maids coming in my room to clean.
Whoops. I slept through my
alarm. No wait they were just
early. I told them I would be out in
ten. I scrambled my stuff together and
headed over to the store, which is where I would set camp for the day. I got wifi and just tried to entertain myself
by catching up on the last 40 days of earth.
With Dragonfly and MossWater gone, Mazama really sucked and I was
lonely. I wanted to leave…it was
actually motivating me. I knew I should
dry out my feet and it was getting to the hottest part of the day. Who wants to hike in that? So I bottled it up and tried to sleep in the
shade with my feet in the sun.
Entertaining to me.
was 1700. I grabbed some last minute
snacks and took off. It felt so good to
be moving again “hiking”. Up the road
and back on the trail. This is
awesome. At any moment I started to get
worrisome about how my fo…
Day 7: 8/10 246.4-276.9 Full Goose
4:30, I made it up over moody in the cool morning. Then up HallMountain
and then Wyman. Lots of climb on the
course today. I felt good, but these
climbs are straight up and for the other part they are straight down. It was tough on the legs. I climbed up Frye and then started fading on
the climb up Baldplate. I decided to
take a breather near the top and dry my feet out in the sun on the slab
rock. I reminisced about the last time I
was here. During Hurricane Arthur. Where I was sitting nice and dry now, was
just flowing water. The rock was so
slick, I fell many times and my body ached so much. I guess weather makes a huge difference.
Down Baldplate and across Grafton
Notch, I was able to grab a coke at the trailhead from a trail magic. The climb up Old Spec is only 2,500feet up
but it seemed like an eternity. I was
starting to get slightly nervous as I wanted to make sure I got through the
Mahoosuc Notch befor…