I’ve been on the trail six now! It sounds like a long time, but out here time just flies by. Of course, I’ve been having a good time and really enjoying trail life and the trail family I’ve got.
To add to that, this week has seen some really great scenery and more milestones. The section of AT that I’m familiar with in New England is scenic, but the AT here is different. We’ve walked through meadows, rhododendron thickets, and cow pastures. The guidebook doesn’t always mention what type of terrain or vegetation is along the trail so sometimes it is a surprise when we pop out of the trees and walk through a meadow.
The most scenic of this week’s hiking was the Grayson Highlands. Very beautiful, rocky landscape similar to some of New England and Scotland but with the bonus of wild ponies. We also were fortunate enough to hike around the area so that we could see it from different angles
The 500 mile mark was also passed this week. What will next week hold? At least the 600 mile mark and who knows what else but it should be interesting!