Tony Pierce
                        Tony Pierce in Georgia, March 2007.

Tony Pierce
              Plaque on Springer Mountain, with the first "white blaze."

Tony Pierce
              One of the first shelters on the trail in Georgia.

"After 5 days on the trail I have covered 48.3 miles and have collected two blisters and a powerful stink.
I hiked up to Springer Mtn. summit from USFS road 42 (about a mile), and then began the walk to Maine. It was not that tough saying goodbye to the real world, and I was excited to be off into the wild."
                    From my AT Journal, March 29, 2007