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I went to Hot Springs at the beginning of a year while on a snowy drive through the mountains, and I didn’t get to really spend time in the town, or walk through or anything because we made a really short stop at the Hot Springs Spa and took a dip in the hot tub for a bit. However, while my friend Sherwin was here, we took advantage of a super warm day to walk through the darling downtown and (even more exciting) do a bit of hiking along the Appalachian Trail (AT).

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We started our trip in Hot Springs with a small hike on the Appalachian Trail along the French Broad River. I was just absolutely giddy about being on the AT. Sherwin was laughing at me (and honestly, I think judging me) for being so excited!

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The AT Marker is a white blaze

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The rapids of the beautiful French Broad

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After this first tiny AT hike, we went into the cozy little town of Hot Springs. The downtown is a just one little strip. I love the buildings with old advertisements painted on the side of them, seeing the mountains in the background and walking on sidewalks with the Appalachian Trail markers.

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Strolling down these train tracks. There is no other sound that makes my heart flutter with wanderlust than hearing a train whistle blow. Magical.

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Need to stock up on your AT supplies? You can get them here in Hot Springs!

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A 50th Anniversary plaque of the Appalachian Trail

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Our last adventure in Hot Springs was another little hike along the Appalachian Trail on the Lover’s Leap Trail Overlook! It was a 1.6 mile hike, and when you reach the top you have a beautiful view of the mountains and the town. It was truly a stunning, magical place to spend sunset.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    sweetpea2love
    December 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    What an amazing adventure…Thanking you kindly for sharing your memories with us..Take care and happy blogging to ya… <3

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! 🙂

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