Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Answering Glen Filthie

 I have been in the woods on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee and Virginia. I hiked up onto a ridge and followed the trail for several days before descending and leaving the Trail in Damascus, Va. I had little to no cell signal and in any case, only turned the phone on once a day to make a check in call so I could preserve battery life.

It was fairly cold, below freezing a couple of nights, and it tested the gear I had brought but it all worked out fine. The days were clear, the hiking was not too strenuous after the first day's climb, and my old body seemed to hold up to the challenges.

Here's some pictures of the week. Click on them to see them full sized.






 

7 comments:

Old NFO said...

Beautiful and peaceful! Can't ask for much more!

LindaG said...

Gorgeous view of God's creation.
You all be safe and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

Looks like Fontana above the dam on the side of Clingmans dome.

McChuck said...

Some of the problems with cell coverage derive from US law. Most cities use GSM signaling, while the countryside is primarily CDMA. US phones aren't allowed to use two SIM chips, so city phones just don't work out in the countryside. (Friends' phones stop working five minutes away from our house. Mine works fine.)

Glen Filthie said...

Were there many others on the trail ASM?

I hope you had a good walk about.

ASM826 said...

Very few other people. The main hiking season is past and you have to be willing to carry winter gear. I met 3 hikers going south still finishing thruhikes from Maine.

LSP said...

Happy Thanksgiving!