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!