The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Max Patch

Greetings from Max Patch!  This lovely little spot was originally covered with trees, but it was cleared long ago so that sheep and cattle could graze.  At one point, it was also a place where small planes could land, but became a part of the Appalachian Trail in 1982.  Controlled burnings keep it's summit bald, and when you are standing on top of it, there is a complete panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains.  Apparently, even the snakes come up to take a gander at the Smokies!

Elevation: 4,629 ft above sea level
Distance Traveled: 252.0 miles!

Happy Trails!

*Note: Based on when I get phone calls or emails, I often end up posting retrospectively so don't forget to look back to make sure you haven't missed anything.

*Double Note: Sincere apologies for any typos and misspellings.  I often write these late at night and don't always catch the errors!  Hopefully it does not distract you too much from the story!

Woodland Friend

Max Patch with the Smokies in the background.

Hansel with open arms on top of Max Patch

Gretel brushed her teeth in the hail that hit them that evening. 

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