Tony Pierce
                                McAfee Knob

Tony Pierce
                                Might need to crawl

Tony Pierce
                                Tinker Cliffs area

"I walked the mile from the trail to the little crossroads known as Catawba, VA, arriving around 2:00 pm. Soon enough the Vortex group came walking in, and we went to the all-you-can-eat restaurant called The Homeplace. They serve each table family style, with the food coming in large bowls. We had huge amounts of roast beef, ham, fried chicken, pinto beans, green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, cole slaw, and gravy — plus cobbler and ice cream. We stunk up the place and ate like animals. I bought everyone’s dinner in celebration of nearing the 700-mile mark — and because the younger guys have less money than me."
                          From my AT Journal, June 2007