As the start of preparing for my long hikes up north this year (on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland and Pennsylvania), I went on a conditioning hike (15 miles) on the AT this past Monday (03-09-2020). My goal up north (on the AT) this year is to average 15+ miles per day, if possible.
I started at Hogpen Gap and hiked 7.5 miles north, then turned around and went back. The weather was decent (overcast, a little sun, 50’s for temperatures). This is the easiest section of the trail in Georgia. Coming back, that is not necessarily the case. So, I had the chance to experience both ends of the “difficulty” scale.
One advantage of walking this time of the year is there are views through the bare trees. It gives one a better perspective of the altitude and surroundings.
Here are some pictures from that walk:
Praise God for His Creation!