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, March 5, 2016
As I leave Hot Springs heading north, I cross the French Broad River. I actually rafted down the French Broad as a teenager and my mind takes me back to those younger more carefree days as I glance down from the bridge.
I begin to climb in elevation trying to take in all that is around me.