Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Map of Appalachian Trail

Map of Appalachian Trail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My son Thru-Hiked on the Appalachian Trail  from Atlanta to Maine between March and September this year. Below is a link to his last blog which he called “At the end and reflection” ( I even get a mention :-))

Please click on the following LINK: At the end of the Appalachian Trail Hike  Joel reflects about his experience on the Trail. He had a great time. The photo below was taken at some point during the Trail.

I have submitted another photo where I tried to capture some of the forest in the South West while traveling at speed (within the limits of course :-))

Cheers

Lorraine

great photo of Joel

My attempt at taking a photo on the move!

My attempt at taking a photo on the move!

My son completed the Appalachian Trail a few days ago. Guess who is very proud of him 🙂 Lorraine

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The last day I woke up about 7am with a trace of a hangover and only 5 miles to climb up a little hill called Katahdin. Stinger had left an hour ago, Whitewater left at about 7 and the rest of us, motown, janza, red man, philly ben and myself left at about 8am. The climb wasn’t too bad really, it was fun. I got to the top at 11am.
I had to hold back tears when I saw the sign. After 4 and a half months of hiking, my journey finally came to an end. It was a very satisfying feeling. We all shook hands and congratulated each other and took photos, then a few hours later we shared a hotel room and drank some more beers to celebrate.

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At the bottom of the mountain. Not sure what’s going on here.

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On the way up. That’s Janza, he’s really…

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A long way from home

Appalachian Trail – I couldn’t resist re blogging my son’s blog today. In March this year he started walking the Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia and is now getting close to the end of the it – having walked over 1800 miles thus far. It is great following his journey from here in Australia 🙂

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Lakes of the clouds hut

Today I walked most of the ridgeline for the presidential range, a bunch of mountains named after presidents. It was pretty amazing as the second half was all alpine zone so you could see everything.

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From Mt Webster. Mt Washington is the tallest peak on the horizon.

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From Mt Eisenhower

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Me eating Mt Washington from Mt Franklin.

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Lakes of the Clouds Hut, while climbing Mt Monroe.

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The Lakes of the Clouds, with Mt Washington in the background.

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The lake from close up.

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Osgood tent site
Today was a very slow day. I got left behind by Veggie and Philly Ben. I may be taking my time a little too much now. But I’m still really tired, and sunburnt for the for time on the trail. Two days hiking through alpine terrain will do that to you!

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Mt Washington this morning.

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Ten functions I used on my PC today

Map of Appalachian Trail

Map of Appalachian Trail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. I checked on FaceBook lots of times to see if there is any news from my son who is on the Appalachian Trail

2. I checked my work emails – I really need to get a life – it is SUNDAY

3. I did some work on my latest assignment – realised I needed to DO the Module before I can DO the assignment!  ouch! 😦

4. I checked and read my emails and did some tidying up and actioned flagged emails where possible

5. I read some of the blogs I subscribe to and made some comments and ‘likes’ on their blogs

6. I did a HP survey about this computer I bought a few months back – SOMEONE has to do surveys!

7. Checked my blog stats a few times – I am nearing 300 posts and have over 8,000 reads 🙂

8. I ordered my groceries online and they will be delivered tomorrow

9. Paid my mobile phone account

10. Wrote this blog

What have you done on your computer today? Was it more interesting than my experience? I hope so 🙂

 

cheers for now

Lorraine

Appalachian Trail meets Aussie – a walk in the woods!

As of today, my son has 6 month visa in America and he will take on the challenge of walking the Appalachian Trail. I am so pleased for him that it has worked out so well. No doubt he will have some challenges ahead but I am sure he is up for it.

A few years ago he decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track (for more information on this walk trail see http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/  It goes from Perth to Albany  in Western Australia. He did it in the hottest time of the year (even walked on Christmas Day!). He managed to complete the Track in about six weeks. His next challenge will take up to six months!

He bought some new walking shoes – they looked all clean and new. I remembered another photo I had from his earlier walk and thought the two photos could tell a good story. So here they are…

Bibbulmin Track Shoes

Appalachian Trail shoes