Holy crap! I just realized that four years ago today I finished my first state on the Appalachian Trail. I didn’t even realize my four year AT Start Date anniversary had passed.
What a big time that was. It’s interesting to me that my photos of the AT are mostly of people. And about half of the pictures in general are from the last two states, my home. I guess the AT was a sort of formative experience for me in that it got me into lightweight backpacking and long distance backpacking. My friends from the AT are also the longest lasting hiking partners I’ve made. Cough Drop (in the picture), Kentucky Blue, and Tau, my three closest friends from the southern end of the trail, are getting together at the end of this month, and I can’t wait.
My, my. I’m in an awfully nostalgic mood this week. I’ll get back to gear reviews and hiking techniques next week. But it’s nice to think back to where I was in years past.