long trail, at 2100 miles...and we covered barely 5% of it. Still, we
were proud of ourselves.
|Starting out at Watagua Lake, full of energy|
|The trail mainly runs along the tops of this type of ridge, with some, but not many views. Forty years ago, I'm sure the views were better, but even today some very impressive landscape. Outside one State Park we went through, we saw only a few people each day.|
Crossing the border from Tennessee into Virgina, Andy in TN and me in VA
dinner...typically pouched meat with dried potatoes or stuffing or
rice. Cooked on my homemade alcohol stove.
of Mt Rogers. At 5200 ft, it's very similar to the lower Adirondack
peaks of 3500-4000 ft, but 400 mi north.
Grayson Highlands State Park in Virgina. Quite a surprise here, to see
the rough and open landscape, through the rain, of course.
|Celebrating our last night in a shelter with some freeze dried ice cream. Not too bad.|