SOYLAMAR pondering on the challenges of the Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah Mountains, VA
The hike up to Birds Nest from Thornton pass the day before proved to be difficult and long, but in retrospect a "cake walk" compared to what we had in store for day two of our adventure.
After several weeks of preparation, we were finally on our way and at around 5:30PM (an hour-and-a-half later than anticipated) on Wednesday, September 4th, we got dropped off at Thornton Gap and got started on the first leg of our journey through the Shenandoah Mountains.
Review of our visit to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse, North Carolina (images taken in 2003)