Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Live Oak.jpg

Live Oak.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Isn't this the coolest live oak tree you have ever seen! It is right on the trail after you cross into NC. I am sure it has been around for quite awhile.

After leaving Bly Gap tomorrow, I enter the Nantahala National Forest with 4000 foot gaps & 5000 foot peaks! Nantahala is Cherokee for "land of the noonday sun", according to my guidebook. After that I enter the Smokies.

Well 3 more people came and went onto the next shelter, but the last guy said something about a few people trying for this campsite. So we will see.


Anonymous said...

Hi from mom and dad,
Glad to see you have company, talked with amee tonight and she said captain jack had walked the whole trail before and is hiking again since he is retired. Stay safe and be careful, still in my thoughts and prayers daily!!
Love you, mom and dad

Russell said...

you the man and I will follow your blog all the way to ME. Have fun pilgrim.

PS said...

Hey Shepherd,
Man you are doing GREAT! I'm proud of you! Got some pretty trail ahead... Standing Indian, Albert Mtn... How did you like Courthouse Bald???

Hike on my friend,