Rangers Association Headquarters, Virginia -
514 miles down and 1,654 miles to go
freezing rain and snow came in so fast that the wind patterns
were clearly visible in the morning.
very chilly break with Cain the day before he left the trail. This
was the shelter where I discovered mixing Schnapps and Hot chocolate.
have a weakness for wooden foot bridges. When done correctly
they only gently augment a beautiful landscape instead of creating
a deep scar across them. At the same time they are almost
useless to a long distance hiker since dipping down and crossing
a stream is not a big deal. At that point they become more
an interactive work of art, and I love them.
great photo of Jones enjoying a view and waiting for us to catch
trail crews clear blowdowns, they'll sometimes decorate the remaining
wood. The AT symbol is pretty easy to make with a chainsaw.