Monday, April 9, 2012

Pictures from the first week on the trail:

The southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail - the plaque on Springer Mountain and the first white blaze that points the way.

The view from atop Springer Mountain.

After four days on the trail, and successfully conquering Blood Mountain, we shared a lodge for the night at  Neel's Gap.  We all took advantage of flush toilets, showers, and real beds.  That oven took good care of the frozen pizzas - tasted like delivery - Dijorno's.

A cold rainy day with occassional thunderstorms....   Even when it wasn't raining, there was no way to avoid the cold cloudy mist that got into everything, protected or not.  Then to navigate the big slippery rocks on the way down the mountain.  Fun stuff!


Anonymous said...

Great photos and blog! Enjoying every word. Hang in there with those "kids" old man! Hugh

John said...

Sounds and looks very exciting! We can't wait to meet up with you. Max talks about you every day and is keeping a vigilant watch over "Bob Truck." Be safe, call if you need anything.

Anonymous said...


It sounds like you have met some great folks on the trail. We're keeping track of you here at GOPC, Greensboro. Keep on Chugg'n