Sunday, March 05, 2017

10th Anniversary of a Thru Hike - Anniversary of our Start!

The day has arrived!

Our first day on the trail - March 5, 2007. Ten years have passed since our trek up the Approach Trail to the southern terminus at Springer Mountain. For me it was seeing thirty years of dreaming coming to pass. We had a long way to go on our journey - but it was the day of days, and one I will never forget.

To read more about the amazing journey I took with my 16 yr old son, check out our book Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail

March 5, 2007 in pictures -

At Amicalola Falls State Park where we registered
Some pre duct taping before hitting the trail
At the arch, ready to roll
Happy thru hikers we met along the way
Approach Trail
The first white blaze - of many to come
On Springer Mtn at the northern terminus - Blissful, Paul Bunyan, and Papa Bliss

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