Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Just Another Day
For the next 9 miles I hiked through several interesting areas such as Licklog Gap and Burningtown Gap. The elevation changed a lot as usual but typically stayed between 4,000 and 5,000 ft.
One of my most favorite natural features on the trail is when the Rhododendron and mountain brush form a natural tunnel shape that seems to swallow the trail as you hike through it. I took several pictures of this throughout the hike.
I also came across some more shelters including another one that was under repair. The AT has special Trail Clubs in every state that are dedicated to keeping the trail and the shelters safe and enjoyable. It takes a special person to hike deep into the woods (typically with heavy equipment) and spend time taking care of the trail that they love. This is obvious to anyone that spends time out here.