Friday morning, 5/9 - welcome to Georgia and the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
About eight years ago I climbed Mt. Katahdin the northern terminus), so I was very much attracted to climbing Springer Mtn.
Trying to keep up with Roberta as we climb Springer Mtn - the actual start of the AT.
"This is SO much easier than Boot Camp." [Which she had very early this morning.]
So it's only 3782'. So get over it, already.
These gnarly dudes are off on a grand adventure.
These gnarly dudes (Uncle Bill & Roberta) are also adventurers!
The older dude is the local AT caretaker.
Setup for hanging food against bears.
Typical AT shelter.
OK, on to Amicolola Falls - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia!
Can you see it - top center?
Pretty elaborate staircase to the top.
[Most folks drive their car to the top - not us.]
Dogwood still in bloom.
OK, Saturday morning (after our Abs Workout): time for the big Quarter-Final Soccer Match.
That's Roberta on the left, helping defend our goal.
#3 is Korey, captain of the team.
Halftime peptalk. We're leading 2 to zip.