Lilian C. Cheung
Hello, World! Developer, Data Engineer/Scientist, Hiker.
Winding Stair Gap to Franklin, NC: Days 11-12
A fire tower lies directly ahead atop Albert Mountain. As I climb up a winding passage lined with rhododendron, I catch a glimpse of dawn through a break in the...
11 Apr 2017
Low Gap to Betty Creek Camp: Days 5-10
Don, Josh’s shuttle driver, drops by in the morning as we pack. His car is with the mechanic, but he offers to hook us up with more shuttlers.
09 Apr 2017
Horse Gap to Neel Gap: Days 2-4
On my second day, I walk into a road crossing to find a trailer, heavily graffitied with hiker notes. Emblazoned across the middle: TRAL MAJIC ->. Trail magic! I hurry...
03 Apr 2017
Amicalola & Springer Mountain: Day 1
The 8.8 mile Approach Trail leads from Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Three hikers and I share the shuttle to Amicalola Falls.
01 Apr 2017
Hiker Hostel: Day 0
“If it were all sunshine and rainbows, you know, we’d all be like - ‘eh, whatever.’ But it’s not. It’s a physical challenge. Something you can sink your teeth into....
31 Mar 2017
First Backpacking Trip: Epilogue
Ultimately, I stayed on the trail for a total of 50 days (from 3/27/2016 to 5/16/2016), completing a bit over 500 miles, nearly a quarter of the Appalachian Trail, before...
28 Jun 2016
Middle Creek Campground to Four Pines
2016-04-21 — Middle Creek Campground In the early morning hours, I hear the pattering of hail on the roof of the Shelter. I check my watch. 4:45am. We should be...
26 Apr 2016
Three Springs Hostel to Thunder Hill Shelter
2016-04-16 — Three Springs Hostel Mail drop day! I fly across the mountainsides, racing past campgrounds and straggling groups of weekend campers, picturing the ice cream and hot shower awaiting...
20 Apr 2016
Out of the Shenandoahs to The Priest
2016-04-11 — Calf Mountain Shelter 6:00 am. The sky slowly brightens. Laying in my sleeping bag on the second level of the shelter, I hear no one stirring below. I...
15 Apr 2016
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