Warren, Adam and I hiked the "Roller Coaster" in Virginia last Sunday and what a ride it was!
Straight up, straight down. Sharp turn left, bank right.
Adam carried all the "trail magic" (strawberry and blueberry organic cereal bars) for thru-hikers.
Northbounders hike from Springer Mountain to Katahdin in one continuous journey. We met so many Northbounders on this hike, that we actually ran out of treats.
Adam was deemed King of the Mountains by many a grateful hiker.
Eastern Box Turtle. Not thru-hiking, but climbing straight up the mountain. No switch backs for this guy. I am guessing this is a male. Male box turtles usually have bright red or orange colored eyes while the eyes of the females are usually dark red or brown. Male box turtles also have a slight depression in the middle of their lower shells while that of the female is flat. Cute Husband without his 50lb day pack.