It is said that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. What they forgot to mention is that it also begins with a properly fitted backpack, lots of planning and permission from your wife. My personal journey along the 2,175 mile long Appalachian Trail began in 2010 and will likely continue for many years to come as I attempt to section hike the entire trail before my time here on earth is up. Happy trails!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Standing Indian Mountain
Shortly thereafter, I was approaching one of the scenic highlights of this hike... Standing Indian Mountain. There was a side trail that led to the summit. It offered a superb view of the Georgia Blue Ridge that I had already hiked.
Cherokee legends holds that a bolt of lightning struck there, killing a broad of monstrous creatures that had plagued the people and leaving the mountain top bald. A warrior standing nearby was also turned to stone.
As you can see from the pictures, it was a beautiful day and I could see for miles. I sat there for about 10 minutes (all alone) taking it all in.