Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 328 - September 24th

Here lies Mr. Jefferson. 
 Monticello. Wish I lived there.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 326 - September 22nd

Edible cosmic trail droppings from the trail angels. (R)amen!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 323 - September 19th

Freaky natural wonder in the middle of the Appalachians.
The best shot I could manage of a garter snake in motion.

Day 322 - September 18th

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 320 - September 16th

I noticed a whole crowd of little white tufts wiggling in the wind and upon further investigation...
...I discovered they are bugs! Can anyone identify them?

Cute caterpillar on the rail. I'm digging his moustaches.
The AT is rife with local water sources that are perfect for refilling water or swimming!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Looking For America in the Wild

I received a brief text message from Sam asking me to post a note saying he was about to take a route through the wilderness of a short section of the Appalachian Trail, and that he will be out of cell phone range with no posts for a short while. He promised to double up his blog entries upon returning to civilization.  

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Charlotte Observer Article

Barbara from the Concord area derived this article from our conversation when I was staying with Chris Nielsen. It does great justice to the ambivalence and uncertainty that has always been a part of this walk; I don't know what purpose it will ultimately serve. Much remains up in the air.