Yearly Archives: 2014

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The Season Is Changing

The fall season has officially arrived here in Dahlonega and as many of you know, this is prime time to be in the mountains. As the humidity, temperature, and the leaves begin to fall, now is one of the best times to get outdoors and enjoy all that Dahlonega has to offer. While many of […]

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Horseback Riding in Dahlonega

I haven’t been on a horse since I was about 13 years old…just staying ON my horse today would better my last experience. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to owning the Hiker Hostel, I (this is Leigh, by the way) also do a bit of guiding for a wonderful company, Adventures […]

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A Wilderness (Medicine) Experience

Almost 8 months ago, when I moved to Dahlonega and began working at the Hiker Hostel, Josh and Leigh gave me my first “assignment”. Characteristically straight to the point, Josh simply said, “I’d like to have a Wilderness First Responder course here at the hostel. Make it happen”. After months of “making it happen” we […]

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What do we call these things!?!

What do we call the Hostel’s new sleeping units?  Should they be referred to as Tiny Homes, Container Cabins, Shipping Container Dwellings? What about Ecopods or Small Space Living Units?  We have had a hard time giving them a name that describes what our guests will experience while staying in the new private spaces. To […]

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Hiker Hostel’s website gets a new look

Hiker Hostel officially opened in 2004.  And since the opening day we’ve been online.  Many of our guests found us through our old website.  But after a decade things change.  Smartphones are everywhere, and so are tablets.  Hikers, cyclists, trail runners….they all have some type of connected device today! Our new site is now geared […]

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