Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains












PAN - Ms Joyful 

 Silly 


My attempt to get Thru-hiker Permit for GSM

 o well, Im done with GSM and on to Springer Mtn 



Peppin 




FUN w/ ZENA from PA ( lived in Great Barrington!! )





Delicious Jerky for Breakfast ... THANK YOU M & Travis!



 Tin Man - from Laughing Heart 







Beau | ^^ountain ^^an | Delicious 

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Silly girls ha ha ha






 Abigail

 Abigail ( recent VT grad & Dad Bart ) 




 Hikers Paul & Little Britches at Icewater Shelter 



 Amy at Icewater Shelter





Smoky Mtn View 



Tough Hitch from Newfound Gap to Gatlinburg


 help from two AT Thru-hikers from Lexington VA


Nils & Amy | ^^ountain ^^an at Newfound Gap





Two ( wild & crazy guys ) Engineers from Germany on Assignment to VW in Chattanooga TN gave me a hitch from Newfound Gap to Gatlinburg. They said "we don't know where it is but we will give you a ride!" FUN 







Cadillac Margarita at No Way Jose's 





Saw this Bear on side of road near Gatlinburg


Buckeye & Wife - Gave me a hitch from Gatlinburg .. after we had met at lunch.

THANK YOU!






Zeta NOBO Thru-hiker



Sweetest Trail Angel EVER! THANK YOU Leigh Ann !!!!!




Sloth - what can I say .. you are the BOMB!






Sloth, I think I found one of your bags! ha ha ha





POOP on the Trail









ROCKY TOP





All the Smoky Mtn Bear Talk ... well, I woke up this AM with a Bear Claw on my side! 





Great FUN Shelter buddies at Mollies Ridge - from Austria 




Smoke em if you got em! Roll your own 

Farmer and The Farmer's Wife Maryville TN





My DEAR DEAR Friends from North Dakota .. met this sweet couple and his family at ATC Harpers Ferry in December considering AT Thru-hike. ( Skittles & No Way )  Today we met again on the AT just outside Fontana Village. 


"Yes, that's right, we can not quit our jobs because we have a mortgage. SOLD our home and quit our jobs." Now Hiking the AT. 



Truly JOYFUL Couple. I cannot tell you how HaPpY they lOOk !!!


Kate our FVR Shuttle Driver agreed ... two HAPPY PEOPLE ! 

Kate - Fontana Resort Intern - Shuttle Driver


OK ... Here is our picture together at ATC December 2015 when I hiked thru Harpers Ferry WV. Skittles & No Way were there with No Way's family getting a look and considering thru-hiking the AT.  


SEE BELOW AFTER 60 DAYS ON THE AT 


 Skittles & No Way Jose - Sent me UPDATE from
 Overmountain Shelter June 2016

No Way Jose has LOST 45 LBS and beard is coming along!

No Way Jose - 45 LBS since Springer Mountain Georgia




Fontana Dam 


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