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Day 6

Right Click from Gooch Mountain

First Week #AT2015

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The crew! .jpg

The crew! .jpg

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

AT4Recovery!

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

#AT4Recovery

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Bethel, ME

Throwback to NC

Throwback to NC

CCAR

CCAR

MA.

MA.

back at CCAR

back at CCAR

May 1st

May 1st

The trail today #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #hike #nature #lifeisgood #blessed

The hills are alive

The hills are alive

The hills are alive with the sound of music #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #AT4Recovery #AppalachianTrail #Tennessee #hike #nature #lifeisgood #blessed

#RightClickClickingRightAlong

#RightClickClickingRightAlong

Lunch at the highest shelter on the AT, Roan High Knob Shelter where it thundered, flurried and got really cold. Rock Steady, Stix, Right Click, Low Profile and Paradox. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #recovery #CCAR #hike #companions #NOBO #RightClickClickingRightAlong #blessed #lifeisgood

View at Black Bear

View at Black Bear

The trail today #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #whiteblaze #hike #recovery #lifeisgood #blessed #grateful

AT2015

AT2015

Album Cover - Rock Steady, Stix, Right Click, Low Profile & Paradox in front of Roan High Knob Shelter #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #hike #blessed #grateful #recovery

Black Bear View

Black Bear View

View from the cozy cabin at Black Bear Resort #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #lifeisgood #stream #blessed

Overmountain Shelter

Overmountain Shelter

Looks like a beautiful place to camp, right? Not last night. While my hiking companions slept in a converted barn, I was out in high wind, rain and sleet! I had 2 inches of ice around my tent. But all's well this morning... A bit damp, a bit chilly, but soon I will shed this very cozy sleeping bag and walk again (I think). At Overmountain Shelter (mile 384.6) #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #AT2015 #AppalachianTrail #hike #endure #lifeisgood

NC!

NC!

Another state down! Bring it on Tennessee. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #hike #lifeisgood #recovery

Black Bear Resort cabin

Black Bear Resort cabin

Cozy cabin for the night at Black Bear Resort #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #Tennessee #lifeisgood #blessed

Passed 300 miles today!

Passed 300 miles today!

Reasons to celebrate today - longest hike so far (15.4 miles), passed the 300 mile mark and my knees were good (prayer and all uphill helped). Toughest, most spectacular hike of the journey so far. Loved it! #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #CCAR #recovery #lifeisgood #RightClick #RightClickClickingRightAlong

7 miles before lunch

7 miles before lunch

After the rain, the sun will rise. Already walked 7 miles today before lunch.

AT snake!

AT snake!

For all the $217.50 sponsors

199.6

199.6

All's Well, Low Profile & Right Click on the observation tower at Clingman's Dome (mile 199.6)

This sign looks like it's been out h

This sign looks like it's been out h

The edge of the Appalachians

The edge of the Appalachians

Climb to the peak

Climb to the peak

#AT4Recovery

Waynesville, NC

Waynesville, NC

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

Day 1

Day 1

An emotional moment. It has begun. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Ready to go #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 @ospreypacks #lifeisgood #blessed #tired #sore

GA

GA

Thanks to Neil for her hospitality #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

Woody Gap

Woody Gap

Starting to look like a thruhiker, one of the last days with this backpack #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #blessed #lifeisgood #recovery #CCAR

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Camp at Gooch Mountain shelter #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tarptent

Blood Mountain

Blood Mountain

Striking a pose on Blood Mountain

Gooch

Gooch

Nice day on Gooch #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #lifeisgood #blessed

AT2015

AT2015

Better weather today, 7.7 miles #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tired #happy #goodnight

#AT4recovery

#AT4recovery

Support Phil!

AT

AT

Typical #AT4Recovery #ATthruhike2015 #AT2015 #lifeisgood #blessed

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Who knew the Blue Ridge had swag? #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #sign

AT

AT

The trail this morning #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #beautiful #lifeisgood #blessed #www.AT4Recovery.org

Wolf Laurel Top

Wolf Laurel Top

Standing on Wolf Laurel Top. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #lunch #break #lifeisgood #feelinggood #CCAR

-13

-13

Pretzel helped me drop 13 pounds! New ULA Catalyst pack, carrying just 25 lbs fully loaded! #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #grateful #lighter #lifeisgood @mountaincrossings

AT2015

AT2015

Breaking dawn #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #recovery #lifeisgood #blessed #AppalachianTrail

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Franklin, NC

Franklin, NC

A vista from yesterday. Hit another milestone today - 100 miles!! Finished today at Winding Stair Gap (mile 109.8) after 12 days of hiking. The last 4 nights - rain/wind/40's, then wind/snow/ice/high 20's, then deep freeze in the teens and finally a raging thunderstorm last night. But the sun still manages to shine. Will post more pics later, after laundry and a big meal in Franklin, NC. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

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Snow on the tent

Snow on the tent

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IMG_3848.jpg

The Tree!

The Tree!

The famous AT squiggly tree #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Albert Mt.

Albert Mt.

Yeah, that's the AT, straight up Albert Mountain. Toughest little stretch so far. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

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IMG_6695.jpg

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IMG_7855.jpg

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that thing? Shuckstack fire tower (mile 170.7) #AT4Recovery #AT2015

View

View

View from Shuckstack fire tower #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam

Standing on Fontana Dam pointing to where I'm headed #AT4Recovery

AT2015

AT2015

That road down there is where I hiked from today #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Swim Bald

Swim Bald

Taking in the view from Swim Bald. Swim bald? I highly recommend it, been doing it for many years now. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

The edge of the Appalachians

The edge of the Appalachians

Climb to the peak

Climb to the peak

#AT4Recovery

Waynesville, NC

Waynesville, NC

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

Day 1

Day 1

An emotional moment. It has begun. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Ready to go #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 @ospreypacks #lifeisgood #blessed #tired #sore

GA

GA

Thanks to Neil for her hospitality #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

Woody Gap

Woody Gap

Starting to look like a thruhiker, one of the last days with this backpack #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #blessed #lifeisgood #recovery #CCAR

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Camp at Gooch Mountain shelter #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tarptent

Blood Mountain

Blood Mountain

Striking a pose on Blood Mountain

Gooch

Gooch

Nice day on Gooch #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #lifeisgood #blessed

AT2015

AT2015

Better weather today, 7.7 miles #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tired #happy #goodnight

#AT4recovery

#AT4recovery

Support Phil!

AT

AT

Typical #AT4Recovery #ATthruhike2015 #AT2015 #lifeisgood #blessed

IMG_0687.jpg

IMG_0687.jpg

IMG_2602_edited.png

IMG_2602_edited.png

Who knew the Blue Ridge had swag? #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #sign

AT

AT

The trail this morning #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #beautiful #lifeisgood #blessed #www.AT4Recovery.org

Wolf Laurel Top

Wolf Laurel Top

Standing on Wolf Laurel Top. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #lunch #break #lifeisgood #feelinggood #CCAR

-13

-13

Pretzel helped me drop 13 pounds! New ULA Catalyst pack, carrying just 25 lbs fully loaded! #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #grateful #lighter #lifeisgood @mountaincrossings

AT2015

AT2015

Breaking dawn #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #recovery #lifeisgood #blessed #AppalachianTrail

photo 1_edited.PNG

photo 1_edited.PNG

PV.jpg

PV.jpg

IMG_2602_edited.png

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Franklin, NC

Franklin, NC

A vista from yesterday. Hit another milestone today - 100 miles!! Finished today at Winding Stair Gap (mile 109.8) after 12 days of hiking. The last 4 nights - rain/wind/40's, then wind/snow/ice/high 20's, then deep freeze in the teens and finally a raging thunderstorm last night. But the sun still manages to shine. Will post more pics later, after laundry and a big meal in Franklin, NC. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

IMG_0136.jpg

IMG_0136.jpg

IMG_0505.jpg

IMG_0505.jpg

IMG_0782.jpg

IMG_0782.jpg

IMG_1996.jpg

IMG_1996.jpg

Snow on the tent

Snow on the tent

IMG_3848.jpg

IMG_3848.jpg

The Tree!

The Tree!

The famous AT squiggly tree #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Albert Mt.

Albert Mt.

Yeah, that's the AT, straight up Albert Mountain. Toughest little stretch so far. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

IMG_6695.jpg

IMG_6695.jpg

IMG_7855.jpg

IMG_7855.jpg

IMG_8036.jpg

IMG_8036.jpg

IMG_9068.jpg

IMG_9068.jpg

4.jpg

4.jpg

that thing? Shuckstack fire tower (mile 170.7) #AT4Recovery #AT2015

View

View

View from Shuckstack fire tower #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam

Standing on Fontana Dam pointing to where I'm headed #AT4Recovery

AT2015

AT2015

That road down there is where I hiked from today #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Swim Bald

Swim Bald

Taking in the view from Swim Bald. Swim bald? I highly recommend it, been doing it for many years now. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

The edge of the Appalachians

The edge of the Appalachians

Climb to the peak

Climb to the peak

#AT4Recovery

Waynesville, NC

Waynesville, NC

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

#AT4Recovery

Day 1

Day 1

An emotional moment. It has begun. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Ready to go #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 @ospreypacks #lifeisgood #blessed #tired #sore

GA

GA

Thanks to Neil for her hospitality #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015

Woody Gap

Woody Gap

Starting to look like a thruhiker, one of the last days with this backpack #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #blessed #lifeisgood #recovery #CCAR

AT4Recovery

AT4Recovery

Camp at Gooch Mountain shelter #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tarptent

Blood Mountain

Blood Mountain

Striking a pose on Blood Mountain

Gooch

Gooch

Nice day on Gooch #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #lifeisgood #blessed

AT2015

AT2015

Better weather today, 7.7 miles #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #tired #happy #goodnight

#AT4recovery

#AT4recovery

Support Phil!

AT

AT

Typical #AT4Recovery #ATthruhike2015 #AT2015 #lifeisgood #blessed

IMG_0687.jpg

IMG_0687.jpg

IMG_2602_edited.png

IMG_2602_edited.png

Who knew the Blue Ridge had swag? #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #sign

AT

AT

The trail this morning #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #AppalachianTrail #beautiful #lifeisgood #blessed #www.AT4Recovery.org

Wolf Laurel Top

Wolf Laurel Top

Standing on Wolf Laurel Top. #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #lunch #break #lifeisgood #feelinggood #CCAR

-13

-13

Pretzel helped me drop 13 pounds! New ULA Catalyst pack, carrying just 25 lbs fully loaded! #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #grateful #lighter #lifeisgood @mountaincrossings

AT2015

AT2015

Breaking dawn #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #ATthruhike2015 #CCAR #recovery #lifeisgood #blessed #AppalachianTrail

photo 1_edited.PNG

photo 1_edited.PNG

PV.jpg

PV.jpg

IMG_2602_edited.png

IMG_2602_edited.png

Franklin, NC

Franklin, NC

A vista from yesterday. Hit another milestone today - 100 miles!! Finished today at Winding Stair Gap (mile 109.8) after 12 days of hiking. The last 4 nights - rain/wind/40's, then wind/snow/ice/high 20's, then deep freeze in the teens and finally a raging thunderstorm last night. But the sun still manages to shine. Will post more pics later, after laundry and a big meal in Franklin, NC. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

IMG_0136.jpg

IMG_0136.jpg

IMG_0505.jpg

IMG_0505.jpg

IMG_0782.jpg

IMG_0782.jpg

IMG_1996.jpg

IMG_1996.jpg

Snow on the tent

Snow on the tent

IMG_3848.jpg

IMG_3848.jpg

The Tree!

The Tree!

The famous AT squiggly tree #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Albert Mt.

Albert Mt.

Yeah, that's the AT, straight up Albert Mountain. Toughest little stretch so far. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

IMG_6695.jpg

IMG_6695.jpg

IMG_7855.jpg

IMG_7855.jpg

IMG_8036.jpg

IMG_8036.jpg

IMG_9068.jpg

IMG_9068.jpg

4.jpg

4.jpg

that thing? Shuckstack fire tower (mile 170.7) #AT4Recovery #AT2015

View

View

View from Shuckstack fire tower #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam

Standing on Fontana Dam pointing to where I'm headed #AT4Recovery

AT2015

AT2015

That road down there is where I hiked from today #AT4Recovery #AT2015

Swim Bald

Swim Bald

Taking in the view from Swim Bald. Swim bald? I highly recommend it, been doing it for many years now. #AT4Recovery #AT2015

The hills are alive

The hills are alive with the sound of music #AT4Recovery #AT2015 #AT4Recovery #AppalachianTrail #Tennessee #hike #nature #lifeisgood #blessed