Part One: Photo Dump
Mike & Me at Uncle Johnny's hostel in Erwin, TN
although we didn't stay here, we enjoyed loungin' on the porch with our trail friends!
Back row: Sam, BattleCat, Over---> the top, Tree Frog
Front row: Burley, Greenlite, Malarky (from Ireland), Upstate & Caboose
Miles to Katahdin: 1822
Miles to the Doller Store: 2 (:
Here's a shelter--since many of you are wondering what they look like
This one is actually new as of last fall, so it's very nice!
Baby David came to visit [with Matt & Amanda of course] (:
The cabin Mimi & Papa rented in Roan Mt. State Park
[this was before we Red-Necker-ized it by stringing a clothes line across the whole porch]
Washin' clothes the old fashioned way (: hahahaha ... since there were no W/D facilities at the state park we improvised. YUCK!
Another shelter. This old barn was actually the back-drop for a movie in the '80s and was turned into a shelter for hikers.
This is Hazzard. The point of the picture was to show how much food he's eating. Look at all that stir-fry!!!!
Friends sittin' around at Kincora Hostel [owned by the famous Bob Peoples]
Long story short, we stopped by Kincora for lunch..but it was raining so we stayed [after only 4 miles]. Throughout the day about 18 more people trudged in soggy and cold from the rain. This little gem of a hostel was why we had to hike a 24 & 26 mile day back to back. But...I'd stay there again given the chance!
Walkin' somewhere between Kincora & Damascus
Friends at Jack Porter this is for you (:
[since you requested more pictures of us..we'll try to be better about this!]
26 miles later...we made it!
Interesting fact about the sign -- it's actually pretty famous -- Bryan Blevins made this sign as his Eagle Scout project & his sweet parents are the ones who took us in for our stay in Damascus (:
Mail Drop Goodies
Shout-out to: OD & Cathy, friends at Jack Porter, Megan & BD Davis, Mimi (:
Sock Brock enjoyin' a lunch of Nutella & PB
White Top Mt.
[or, "snow...yet again"]
a hostel in Damascus [where we stayed the 2nd night because of horrible weather]
Dad & Honey droppin' Carson off in Damascus
We love visitors!
Mike petting the [not-so] wild, very pregnant pony
now my turn!
she was a beauty!