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Throwback to Y2K (bet you haven’t heard that in a while!)

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the start of my and Josh’s thru-hike! March 11, 2000 was the beginning of what would be a life-changing experience.  Many hikers will tell you that their hike was life-changing, and it certainly was for us.  Had it not been for our hike, our lives would have followed a […]

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Arctic Explosion!!

Dahlonega may be considered “The South”, but because of our location in the mountains, Mother Nature’s wrath can hit hard. Over the past couple of days the North Georgia Mountains have been experiencing bitter cold, fierce winds and an icy mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow. With the last “arctic blast”, which moved into […]

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Gettin’ and Splittin’!

Here at the Hiker Hostel, our guests are often curious about the “little shed on the hill”. We are often asked questions like, “Is that a meat smoker”? The quick and easy answer is: “No, it’s not a meat smoker”. The uncomplicated answer is: “No, it’s not a meat smoker; it’s a Heat Master Wood […]

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Thoughts on Starting an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike in the Winter…

January is typically one of the slowest months of the year at the Hiker Hostel. That is not to say that we don’t find other things to keep us busy; but “Bed and Breakfast/Hostel operations” go into a state of torpor relative to our other, busier months. Then, beginning around the last week in February, […]

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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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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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