Sunday, April 20, 2008

McAfee Knob.jpg

McAfee Knob.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 47: April 20th. Here I am at McAfee knob, which was the coolest spot yet on the AT. The views of God's creation were magnificient. We took some cool pics as you can see. Also at this spot we past the 700 mile mark! Although you can easily hike up 3.5 miles from the parking lot below and see the same sight, but it was even more amazing after 700 miles on the AT.

Well after hiking down to the next shelter (only like a mile away), we could see a storm a coming. Though we wanted to hike another 6 miles to the next shelter, but that meant going over Tinker cliffs. Which the guide book said are dangerous in bad weather, so throwing caution out the window we pressed on. About 10 mins into the hike it starts pouring & thundering and lightening. Yikes. There was no turning back. After many prayers, we reached the cliffs as the storm quit & the sun came out! God is awesome. Awesome views too.

Officially I hiked 24 miles. We are at 707.3 miles from Springer & 1468.9 from Katahdin.



Anonymous said...

Hi from mom,
What a beautiful view it would of even been neater if sun was shining through the clouds. Guess I will just say prayers for you cause to tell you to be safe is like talking to brick wall when you throw caution to the winds. I would of stayed at the first shelter but no you went on imagine!! Love you,

PS said...

Hey Shepherd,
thanks for the updates. I really enjoy following you along.

prayers and blessings!

SooAnn said...

That picture is so picture frame worthy - love it!!!

I hope you're enjoying your time and God's creation! We serve a awesome and mighty God!!

Take care!