|Campfire on a chilly night at the Beauty Spot|
--John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) American financier & philanthropist.
|Squirrel and her dog, Zima|
I've concluded that thru-hikers are some of the best people you'll ever meet. Most all are easy-going, fun-loving, life-embracing, thankful, helpful, joyful, fascinating people with interesting tales to tell. They all adopt trail names by which they're known on the trail. Yesterday I met Weatherman, Squirrel, Lost Boy, Bones, Lotus and Mogsley. I'm always impressed with the strong sense of community they form as they make their journey together. Here's a list of the class of 2014.
|Weatherman from St. Louis|
For a helpful online guide to hiking the Appalachian Trail, click here.
In 1980 I and two other Northern New Yorkers attempted thru-hiking. It was a fantastic journey through amazing county. One of us completed it March - November. I wish I could contact some of the other 1980 hikers we met from time to time... praisepatchproductions.blogspot.comReplyDelete