2015 Appalachian Trail Stories ~ Volume 1

Georgia's snow & ice have melted and the Appalachian Trail is open. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georgia's snow & ice have melted and the Appalachian Trail is open. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Birds are chirping outside my window in Northeast Georgia. There are buds on the trees. The snow is gone. Rain is expected all week. You know what that means, right? Spring is on its way! Hikers have hit the Trail and we're already hearing their Appalachian Trail Stories.

You and I have access to dozens of online accounts of folks along the AT.

Ice on GA's Springer Mountain in 2014, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail ~~ Photo Courtesy of HikerHostel.com

Ice on GA's Springer Mountain in 2014, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail ~~ Photo Courtesy of HikerHostel.com

I am not hip enough to know all the ways blogs, videos, photos, memes and iStuff are posted. My inbox, however, is tagged several times a day with interesting and/or self-absorbed tales of the Trail.

One caught my eye today, March 10, 2015. Thought I'd share it with you.

Not a happy sight nor news of someone who is care-free and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Just an Appalachian Trail Story of a stranger on our beloved pathway northbound ... and what's going on in her world.

She got more ups and downs than she expected. Don't have a clue who she is. You might not either ... but she has a lot to teach of us the initial days of her journey on the Appalachian Trail.

Here's hoping that we'll read of her heroic ascent up Mount Katahdin in Maine's Baxter State Park later this summer. If not, we wish her well wherever her path leads.

Click Here for the Appalachian Trail Story of Red Pack Walking

Mt. Katahdin is a distant dream.  ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Mt. Katahdin is a distant dream. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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