Just looking on trailjournals to see who was in mid - nc so far when i came across your journal. Like your map. FYI, night hiking in the fog is a lot easier if you hold your headlamps at waist level (less glare - better visibility). Enjoy your trip.
-- Eric Goldman
Enjoyed the pictures...what a challenge. Wish you guys the best. Carolyn
-- Carolyn Brabble Daw
Josh and Amanda..What a gift for us to meet you at Three Eagles in Franklin...We are living vicariously by reading the journal of your amazing adventure..We keep hoping for good weather for you guys!! Stay safe and enjoy every moment!!
-- Joe and Judy
Josh and Amanda, \r\nYour website is outstanding! You thought of everything! Great courage and a true test of comradery for the newly married couple! I will enjoy watching your progress. Be Careful, stay safe but have fun!
-- Cathy Henning
You guys are making me want to hike the trail. Seriously. I think the next adventure should be biking across country. I'll come with you. We can be roommates again. Stay warm and keep up the good work! <3
Love your journal and pics! Glad to hear you don't seem to have many physical problems since you mentioned you didn't train much prior to starting. I admire your courage for taking the time for this adventure. Best of luck! I'll be reading...
i'm loving your journal entries -- especially the trail magic and someone thinking amanda was a bear!
it sounds like you're having amazing experiences and that you're actually taking care to be mindful of being present along the way ...
in peace and with hope,
Amanda and Josh,
Came across your site from Trailjournals, love the site!! I did the AT in'89, Best thing I ever did!!
Best of luck to you on your adventure. The best advice I can give is to not forget to smell the roses!! I had many wonderful experiences along the way, most because I stopped to see the world around me!!
To the parents: The AT is one of the safest places Josh and Amanda can be, thru hikers look out for each other!!
Live vicariously thru their experinces!!!
"Irish Rover" GA-ME '89
-- John Heneghan
La Fox, IL