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6/18/2013 10:25 pm
Distributing food--pre-trip.

Distributing food--pre-trip. 

6/18/2013 10:25 pm
Loaded packs to go into the car.

Loaded packs to go into the car. 

6/18/2013 10:26 pm
Eating lunch at the Elk Garden shelter.  Almost ready to go.

Eating lunch at the Elk Garden shelter. Almost ready to go. 

6/18/2013 10:27 pm
Fog rolling in...

Fog rolling in... 

6/18/2013 10:28 pm
The meadow (

The meadow ("Scottich Highlands"). 

6/18/2013 10:28 pm
Jon entering the trees (rain gear, pack cover).

Jon entering the trees (rain gear, pack cover). 

6/18/2013 10:29 pm
Hannah and Andrew (and Cooper) in the trees.

Hannah and Andrew (and Cooper) in the trees. 

6/18/2013 10:30 pm
Rachel posing in the trees (in her own picture).

Rachel posing in the trees (in her own picture). 

6/18/2013 10:34 pm
View from 1st campsite (near top of Mt. Rogers, which is tree covered).

View from 1st campsite (near top of Mt. Rogers, which is tree covered). 

6/18/2013 10:35 pm
Another nearby view.

Another nearby view. 

6/18/2013 10:36 pm
Sarah in

Sarah in "fire swamp". 

6/18/2013 10:37 pm
Jon, same place (1/2 mile spur trail to Mt Rogers summit).

Jon, same place (1/2 mile spur trail to Mt Rogers summit). 

6/18/2013 10:44 pm
At summit.

At summit. 

6/18/2013 10:46 pm
One try!  The family with the Rhododendrons at Grayson Highlands.

One try! The family with the Rhododendrons at Grayson Highlands. 

6/18/2013 10:47 pm
Rachel with foal.

Rachel with foal. 

6/18/2013 10:48 pm
Better picture of ponies.

Better picture of ponies. 

6/18/2013 10:49 pm
Last day, leaving, near campsite.  Cooper w/packs in background.

Last day, leaving, near campsite. Cooper w/packs in background. 

6/18/2013 10:52 pm
Me at same place (we're tired).

Me at same place (we're tired). 

8/9/2013 09:47 pm
Overlook at the start (Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mtns).

Overlook at the start (Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mtns). 

8/9/2013 09:49 pm
With my (homemade) lunch chipatis at the AT sign.

With my (homemade) lunch chipatis at the AT sign. 

8/9/2013 09:50 pm
On the trail.

On the trail. 

8/9/2013 09:52 pm
In front of the shelter (Mt Collins) where we stayed the first night.

In front of the shelter (Mt Collins) where we stayed the first night. 

8/9/2013 09:53 pm
Inside the shelter (nice skylight).  Upper/lower level sleeping possibilities...

Inside the shelter (nice skylight). Upper/lower level sleeping possibilities... 

8/9/2013 09:53 pm
Bear bag cables (built in).

Bear bag cables (built in). 

8/9/2013 09:55 pm
Morning start on path after filling up with water from the nearby spring.

Morning start on path after filling up with water from the nearby spring. 

8/9/2013 09:56 pm
Some view of the park (top of Mt. Collins).

Some view of the park (top of Mt. Collins). 

8/9/2013 09:58 pm
Clingman's Dome--highest point on the AT.

Clingman's Dome--highest point on the AT. 

8/9/2013 09:59 pm
Only 2 of the 20+ that were originally resting in the cool shade of the shelter.

Only 2 of the 20+ that were originally resting in the cool shade of the shelter. 

8/9/2013 10:00 pm
Trying for a photo of the wildflowers (in the background...)

Trying for a photo of the wildflowers (in the background...) 

8/9/2013 10:05 pm
Probable black bear scat along the trail (large, berries in it).

Probable black bear scat along the trail (large, berries in it). 

8/9/2013 10:06 pm
Following the famous white blaze.

Following the famous white blaze. 

8/9/2013 10:06 pm
Luna moth along the trail.

Luna moth along the trail. 

8/9/2013 10:07 pm
At the end of the trail (for us).

At the end of the trail (for us).  

8/9/2013 10:10 pm
Day 4 after morning rain.  (white blaze on post for

Day 4 after morning rain. (white blaze on post for "starting" trail after crosswalk)