Saturday, June 9, 2012
--Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist.
Really enjoyed meeting and talking to a north-bound, AT thru-hiker today named Shane on the Watauga Dam. He's originally from South Africa, but has lived in London the last few years. He visited the US once before in the late 90s but this is his first time in the eastern US. Said he loves Appalachia and is enjoying his trek. When I asked him why he's thru-hiking the AT, he said it's complicated. Just something he needs to do...
BTW... It's a beautiful hike from the swimming area (Shook Branch Recreation Area) to Watauga Dam (approx. 3 miles) -- description here. Click here to read about the other options for accessing Watauga Dam from the Elizabethton side of the lake.