Learn the Signs

While hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania I crossed a road and found myself in a very non-Appalachian Trail setting: broken bags of trash, random tires, shell casings, and an old rusty truck in the middle of the “trail”. Since I left Springer Mountain in Georgia over 1,000 miles ago I had not encountered anything like it. When I came upon the rotten deer carcass, minus the head of course, I started to think that I might not be on the Appalachian Trail anymore. But how could I have gotten lost on one of the world’s longest … [Read more...]