Tony Pierce
                                A crowded Smokys shelter

Tony Pierce
                            In the Smokys

Tony Pierce
                                Another view in the Smokys

"Grasshopper caught up to me while I waited at highway NC 28 at Fontana Lake. We caught a shuttle to the Fontana Village Resort and are sharing a room. Another chance to do laundry, eat some real food, and of course take a hot shower. Grasshopper has a mail drop to pickup at the Post Office in the morning, and we have to go by the outfitter store. The shuttle will take us back to NC 28 and we will begin the long 2,000-ft. climb out of Fontana into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I hope to reach Mollies Ridge Shelter in the Smokies tomorrow."
                          From my AT Journal, April 2007