This is why I hike

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When you reach the top sometimes this is what you get to see….

Sure it can be hard walking uphill with all your gear on your back. Yup, sometimes it rains. No, there won’t be a shower and the running water is a stream. But it’s so breathtaking. Here are a few photos from my trip last weekend along the Appalachian Trail.

 

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Just follow the white blazes…..
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Flame azaleas, one of the few native azaleas of the area.
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Wild rose
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Spiderwort
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My morning coffee—but the view was spectacular! (see the first photos at the top of the page)
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Millipede

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