The Things I've Seen - Appalachian Trail Edition

I went on a three day backpacking trip last weekend that started in Cades Cove and took us along a portion of the Appalachian Trail (or The AT as seasoned hikers call it). It was an incredible journey. 18 miles of the most strenuous, most fascinating, and most breathtaking things I believe I've ever experienced.

A few pictures from the journey:

Cades Cove is in the distance...It's where we started the trail. Viewed from Rocky Top, Tennessee.

Our sleeping quarters....shared with the thru hikers. Not very comfortable, but it was shelter. And there was a fence across the front to keep the bears out (!!)

Thru hikers - They were fascinating. They hike the entire Appalachian Trail for around 6 months out of the year.

We found this message on our way out....

If you'd like to see more from the trip, check out my Flickr page here.



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