Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 1 on the AT

Thanks to Susan and John who got me to Springer this morning.  We parked and hiked back down the trail to the summit and the southern terminus of the AT.  After a few pictures and signing the hiker register, we turned around and started back north.  We said our goodbyes at the truck and off I went on the trail.  It's now close to 4:30 and I am setting up camp just yards from the Hawk Mtn Shelter.  That's almost 10 miles for the first half day.  I have to keep reminding myself to slow down for the first few days or the first 100 miles.  

So day one is in the books and I'm still on the trail.  It's hot, I'm tired and sweaty and I love it. 

More later.   Happy trails.


Anonymous said...

Let us know when you pass Mr. Bow Tie. After seeing him today I realized that his "awesomness" will eventually slow him down to a snails pace. -John

Jenna And Max said...

Mom and John had me rolling when they told me about the other folks you passed. Hate Max and I missed it but sounds like the little guy would have had trouble keeping up. He has been asking about you and your "hike" and says he will "go to the woods". But he's thrilled about babysitting your truck - the bed has become his favorite play place. Congrats on your successful launch!!