Lessons From The Trail

Whether your time on the Appalachian Trail lasts one day or many months, the lessons you take away when you go home are invaluable!

A TimLee Adventure on the Appalachian Trail

Day 7 where's the trail Day 7 … Where’s The Trail?

Pilgrim’s wife, Catherine, mentioned last night that it might be a good idea to write an epilogue to my short hike … sort of a “lessons learned.”  My initial thought was that I really didn’t learn anything, other than the feeling of disappointment of not finishing what I started (actually barely even started) and the feeling of letting Pilgrim down.

Icy Crystals All Around, Day 6 Icy Crystals All Around, Day 6

After some additional thought, I think maybe there were some lessons, or maybe just reinforcement of things I already knew.  In no particular order:

  • The beauty of the Appalachians in particular, and nature in general.  Even this time of the year when the mountains are pretty barren, being able to see for miles and miles the blue tinted beauty of the mountains was outstanding.  Even though I didn’t make it to the Smokies, I understand how the…

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