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Appalachian Trail... photos and journal

Spring of 2002... In the upper south...


(Page 4 of 7 pages)


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Those snails on the trail just kept coming.

The mighty James River as seen from an overlook during the long descent into the hot and humid valley. When you go down this far you know that once after crossing the river it's gonna be another climb... you guessed it, straight up.

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The James River looking the other direction.

This must have been a million dollar bridge that spanned the distance of the James River!

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This was a creative arrangement of sticks and rocks made by another hiker before me.

This was the memorial for Little Ottie, a four year old boy whose body was found here in the spring of 1891. I paused to pay my respects and made a small bouquet of tiny white flowers placed on the top side.

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The AT passes Pedlar Dam on the small bridge in the foreground. The reservoir is the water supply for Lynchburg.


From my journal(May 18th) Day-32..."Sometime during the night the rain came down again and didnít stop until about 7:00 a.m. All remained dry under the tarptent since Iíve become quite adept at picking well-drained sites. It was a nice walk first thing through the old Brown Mountain Creek community ruins, then on up to the open balds on Cold Mountain where the wind and cold was great but the scenery nice. It was a very cold and windy walk all day as the temperatures dropped dramatically after the rain stopped.

After crossing the river itís a steep climb back up onto the ridge where I took the Mau-Har trail. I found a little waterfall while descending into the valley where I retrieved some water then went into the valley bottom where Iím camped by another waterfall. "


The low black clouds provided a beautiful contrast between land and sky as I made my way across the balds of Cold Mountain. Looked like the perfect set up for a funnel cloud!

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The low black clouds lingered on Cold Mountain as I negotiated the cold rain and wind!

The balds here were really beautiful.

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Crossing the suspended bridge over the Tye River.

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