Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Appalachian Trail Photos

Even though I didn't get very far on the trail, I still took quite a few pictures.  I thought I would post some of them here, in case anyone is interested.

Me at Amicalola Falls State Park

The Max Epperson Shelter (Mile 0.l on the Approach Trail)


The arch that marks the start of the Approach Trail
One of the early sections of the Approach Trail
The stairs up Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls

The top of the falls

The view from the top


Green leaves in February?  Mind = blown

See, they do actually get snow in Georgia (sort of)

Springer Mountain in the distance

The top of Springer Mountain and the start of the Appalachian Trail


The first white blaze

Me sort of posing with the famous sign

Stover Creek Shelter (Mile 2.8)

The interior of the shelter

I spent the early part of the day hiking by this creek
An excellent place to hide a body
The view from Sassafras Mountain
A creek just before Gooch Mountain
Gooch Mountain Shelter (Mile 15.8)

Early the next day
One of the many rocky sections on Blood Mountain

Just past Neels Gap
Whitley Gap
Whitley Gap Shelter (Mile 38.4)
My new Big Agnes tent
The ridge above Whitley Gap
One of my friends will appreciate this
The gradual climb up Blue Mountain
On Rocky Mountain just before sunset
The view from Tray Mountain
The descent to Dick's Creek Gap
Only part of my lunch
My room at the Hiawassee Budget Inn
My first resupply
The climb up Bly Mountain
The North Carolina/Georgia border
A weird looking tree at Bly Gap
I feel bad for whoever they named this trail after




Near the top of Albert Mountain
Descending to Winding Stair Gap
This was all gone in about 20 minutes
My room at the Budget Inn in Franklin
Trekking poles are basically useless when this happens
Siler Bald
The tower on Wayah Bald