HIKERS at the official start of the Appalachian Trail are treated to this view from Springer Mountain in Georgia.
FAIR WEATHER CAMPING — no tent to set up.
THIS NARROW TRAIL borders the Laurel River in Tennessee.
A tough climb in Tennessee.
HOME SWEET HOME — A camp set up to get a night's sleep out of the elements.
Find the trail if you can.
WOODEN WALKWAYS are constructed by trail angels to protect marshy wetlands.
Tent city in Damascus, Georgia
TRAIL ANGELS painstakingly build rock steps to make the climbs a little easier.
WOODEN BRIDGES are built for hikers to make the going easier.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
LOG SHELTERS dot the trail for hikers to rest overnight. This shelter is in Pennsylvania.
NINE HUNDRED and 20 miles done, 1080 left to go. Norm stands by a marker in Caledonin State Park in Maryland.
HALFWAY POINT — Norm and a fellow hiker take a break at the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail