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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hiking The AT (Appalachian Trail)


Well, it has been on my "bucket list" ever since I saw the movie "Bucket List" to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Today was the day to cross that one off.

A very blurry pic of me but it proves I was there.
When you are hiking the trail you're supposed to wear hiking boots. Ballet slippers are not the best footwear....especially if you are scared of snakes.




You will see some very tall trees
and some that reach clear to the sky
Rhododendron in bloom




You can even use slippery rocks to cross creeks





and gaze at the beautiful bushes




You may see trees broken by windstorms




and even a sign or two





OOps -- same sign





then there are nice wide straight paths





Always on the lookout for a snake --- it's just a root




Then there are rocks
and ferns in trees






and wooden stairs
and a creek
Rock walls
and fishing holes
Scary bridges to cross





Small paces to walk -- Do snakes really hide in rocks?





Steps that go up
and up and up
Oh NO!!!! It's a SIX FOOT SNAKE!!!!!!!!!!




(well maybe its just a centipede)





Steps that go down down down


Footlogs to cross

and more footlogs to cross


And yet another


and miles and miles to go before I reach Mount Katahdin
Thanks for taking a trip with me on the Appalachian Trail.
That's it for today.

6 comments:

Paula and Tom said...

Enjoy! Enjoy! I did several sections of the trail when I was a scout leader and enjoyed every one

Anonymous said...

Great read. Love the pictures too

Cruzin2some said...

love the pictures

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

What a lovely hike.
Thanks for taking us there.
Happy Trails, Penny, TX

Gypsy said...

It brings back memories. Which section are you hiking?

Mark and Dortha said...

What a great hike...wish I had been there. And, believe me, I would have on my hiking boots.