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( January 31st, 1981 to March 9th, 1980 )



cavegatheringGraffitied cave
February 26, 1981 -- Day 321

Located soon after hiking past Bee Rock Campground.


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moonbow trailalong the Moonbow Trail
February 27, 1981 -- Day 322




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moonbow trailalong the Moonbow Trail
February 27, 1981 -- Day 322




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moonbow trailalong the Moonbow Trail
February 27, 1981 -- Day 322




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cumberland fallsCumberland Falls State Park
February 28, 1981 -- Day 323




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cumberland fallsCumberland Falls
February 28, 1981 -- Day 323




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cumberland fallsCumberland Falls
February 28, 1981 -- Day 323




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I-75I-75 to Atlanta
March 2, 1981 -- Day 325

Tim, Scott and I decided to take a break from the hike when we happened upon I-75. Our hitch-hiking journeys took us to ??, Illinois (Tim's home), Dearborn, Mich (Scott's home), and then when we returned to the "HikaNation trail", I decided to hitch-hike to Atlanta to visit my family. Tim and Scott resumed the hike, catching up to the group in a few days.


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mom and dadBack to HikaNation
March 8, 1981 -- Day 331

I hitch-hiked to Atlanta to visit one of my brothers and then drove to see my parents in Toccoa, Ga. They then drove me back to the point I had left Hikanation so that I could resume the hike without missing a step of the way. I still wonder how many extra days it would have taken to reach that point if my parents had not driven me there. Words could not express my thanks for them taking the time out to drive me there.

Before my parents returned me to the "trail", we drove to Monty's airstream (now in Virginia) to find out the general direction of the hike and several cities ahead of them.


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somewhere in kentuckySomewhere in Kentucky
March 8, 1981 -- Day 331

As great as it was to see my family again, the hike catching back up to the group was at the other end of the spectrum-----grueling. I ended up hiking five days to catch up to them, following rock cairns left by the group. Many times I was not sure if I was actually on the right road or not, and if I would actually catch up.

I finally caught up to them in Gate City, Va. on 3/12/81, after five days of hiking---mileage totals for those days were approximately 27, 30, 29, 34, and 15.


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historical markersCumberland Gap Historical Markers
March 9, 1981 -- Day 332




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kentucky - virginia borderKentucky -- Virginia border
March 9, 1981 -- Day 332




....on to Virginia


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