June Appalachian Trail Photos

These photos were taken in June, between Pickle Branch shelter and Dahlgren Camp, 17 miles north of Harpers Ferry.

From my journal:

“We made it to the Appalachian Trail Conservatory (ATC) offices in Harpers Ferry, WV by 11:00 am, hiking at a fast pace.   Each of us, Handyman, Leatherneck, Kokopelli, and I had our photograph taken for the official 2007 ATC hiker album.   It gave me a sense of accomplishment to have made it roughly halfway to Maine.   It was fun to look at the album and see many of the people I have met along the way ó all of them enduring the hardships to make it this far.   I can only imagine how emotional I will be when finally I reach the end of this long journey.   Sometimes it is lonely and difficult.   Sometimes in the evenings I realize there is no place else I would rather be.

I find that I am losing connection with the real world. I donít want to think about it.