Excitement has officially turned into panic. I board a one-way flight to Atlanta in ten days. While over a year of planning is about to be put to the test, there’s still a lot to do.
The logistics game has begun. Flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta… booked. ATL to MARTA North Springs… cross your fingers I get on the right train. Shuttle to Amicalola with Survivor Dave (he made fun of me over the phone)… check. I spend my first night in Georgia at the Amicalola Lodge, approach hike to Springer Mountain Shelter the next day, and then get up and go for the main event.
Time to Scramble
While my gear has been dialed in for weeks, there’s a lot I have left to do. I have a week to wrap up projects at work. Belongings have to be moved to storage. There are taxes to be filed. Tents to seam seal! Friends and family to celebrate with and say goodbye too.
I can’t believe it is really happening! I feel both extremely prepared and totally overwhelmed. The countdown to the AT continues on.