Happy New Year from Flagg Mountain

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ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Yes folks, Nimblewill has laced up his Oboz trekkers and is shouldering his Murmur backpack
one more time–for the last, last time!

This year’s odyssey will be known as “Odyssey 2021 ‘Bama to Baxter – Hike On.”  This will be the ultimate journey in this old man’s life, one of body, mind and spirit.

This trek begins at Flagg Mountain, the southernmost mountain in the Appalachians
Mountain Range. From Flagg he’ll follow the Pinhoti Trail through northeast Alabama into
Georgia where he’ll connect with the Benton MacKaye Trail–which leads to Springer Mountain
in north Georgia. On Springer Mountain he’ll pick up the Appalachian Trail and hike it on to
Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
Journal entries and photos will be posted often. Gonna be another predictively unpredictable
Nimblewill Odyssey – Bama to Baxter 2021 Hike On.

Sure be great to have y’all come along…

ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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On Sunday, Nov 21st at about 1:00pm central <Odyssey 2021: Bama to Baxter – Hike On!> was successfully concluded; 262 days, 2617.7 miles.

All Journal entries, including accompanying photos, have now been posted.

Thank you for following along!

Journal 262-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Sunday–November 21, 2021
Trail Day–262
Trail Mile–0.8/2617.7
Remaining Miles–0.00
Location–Southern Terminus, Pinhoti Trail, to Flagg Mountain Tower

At Southern Terminus of the Pinhoti

Odyssey 2021 Bama to Baxter – Hike On, was successfully concluded on at 1:00 pm when I hiked the final mile, from the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail, to the tower atop the summit of Flagg Mountain.

Signing the last register of Odyssey 2021 Bama to Baxter- Hike on!
Cresting Flagg Mt to be greeted by many friends.
Approaching the Flagg Mt Lookout Tower

Friends and well-wishers came from near and far to congratulate me and share in my joy at the finish of this long, difficult journey.

A special moment
Climbing the newly constructed stairs of the old Lookout Tower for a special ending to a long odyssey

2617 miles.
The hike back to the cabins with many friends
Presentation of Proclamation by the Governor, presented by Mark Tuggle
Friends enjoying the celebration with food and music
The Blue Grass Connection!
Book signing time!

Great BBQ served by our friends at Good old Boys!

Viewing of the “Last Last Hike”

Thank you one and all…
God Bless,
Sunny (Nimblewill)

Count it all joy, my brothers,
when you meet trials of various kinds,
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

(James 1:2-4)

Thank you photo credits go to the many friends that shared pictures from the day on our Friends of Flagg Facebook group.

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