Well, we finally managed to get on Adam's schedule and his gal pal, Katherine joined us for the adventure.
For Cute Husband and I, this hike would connect the dots all the way from the border of CT to South of McAfee Knob!
|Hey! We've been here before! In 2008! |
But, the suspension bridge was worth the small backtrack before we started ascending the PRIEST.
Once we reached the top of the PRIEST, we all agreed that its bark was much worse than its bite. We had psyched ourselves up for years on how difficult the up hike would be.
Oh, don't get me wrong, it was a challenge, but a very manageable challenge.
We dubbed her with the trail name, Sticks.
We also found a new trail name for Adam after he accidentally stepped on a toad. The poor little man felt horrible about the accidental squashing, but he does do a remarkable imitation of Kermit the Frog.
Cute Husband and I (Wood and Thrush) were so pleased to pass on our love of the trail as we are sure Sticks and Kermit will continue hiking the AT on their own adventures.
Speaking of passing on love... you may remember we met the most lovely couple, way back in 2007. GG and Rhodo have been kind enough to follow our blog posts and cheer us on after they successfully finished a thru hike in 2007.
GG and Rhodo recently added a future hiker to the family! Big happiness to you both and the little one!
And, this is why they call them the Blue Ridge Mountains...
I believe we are headed to Connecticut next, right Cute Husband?