Mile 0, Springer Mountain to Mile 78.5, Georgia\North Carolina Border

The night air was crisp as I stepped off the plane in Tallahassee. I couldn’t remember the last time Florida had felt this way, with no humidity, summer had yet to set in. I was greeted by family…and by an foreseen yucky cold. So, one week with family turned to two weeks. Despite being sick I was able to get in some awesome extra time with everyone while I recovered. Getting sick turned out to a blessing as I was able to slow down and truly enjoy life’s precious moments.  After some tough goodbyes I was heading North to Atlanta. Nipps, a good friend whom I’d met while hiking the PCT, took me in and would be taking me to the Southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail the following day. The time was brief but priceless. I soon found myself standing at another southern terminus  of a long distance trail, ready to walk. Wow! Here I was getting dropped off to start the AT by a dear friend I’d met on the PCT only 6 1/2 months ago. Trails have their ways of making life so beautiful. Since then the trail has been tough, beautiful and unlike any I’ve ever walked before. There’s been so much magic and kindness… Gorgeous Georgia views… The littlest snakes I’ve ever seen…So many friendly faces…Wildflowers and kitty cats…Mountain top huts and forested shelters…

And…did I mention I’m only 3 days in?! There’s a lot to see, a lot of people to meet and a lot of experiences to be had out here! I’ll be crossing my first state line later today! All I can say is that I’ve absolutely  LOVED Georgia! Come enjoy a hike in this lovely southern state, you’ll love it too! Onward into North Carolina…
 


2 thoughts on “Mile 0, Springer Mountain to Mile 78.5, Georgia\North Carolina Border

  1. 5/1/2016Hi Wuz ! Great post ! I feel like I’m at the start of a marvelous learning adventure with you. It is both visually exciting and easyily-acquired knowledge-coated ( ie: tiny snakes ).   I will not be at all verbose because it is 1:51 am !  (;  Night-nite and sweet dreams!Much love, Mom

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