“The Way to Get Started is to Quit Talking and Begin Doing.” -Walt Disney
The Hubster and I spent last night just outside of Nashville. We then had a lazy morning, had coffee and laid around until about 8 o’clock. Then we hit the road headed for Georgia. Along the way we pulled over and found a couple of geocaches.
We are taking our time and just enjoying being together. We stopped at Amicalola Falls State park and hiked up to the top of the falls. Beautiful day…beautiful site. Amicalola means tumbling water. It’s a perfect name for the falls.
At the top of the falls I met another through hiker that is starting tomorrow, her name was Vicky. That makes three women that I know of starting tomorrow at the top of Springer. It will be nice to have some company.
At the lodge I registered for my thru-hike. I was number 1096! A record number of hikers are hiking this year, so I have a feeling that the trail will be crowded. There is also a tradition of weighing your pack mine came in at 25 pounds. That is with food, fuel and water! Pretty pleased with that number.
We are now at the hotel just taking it easy. Plan to get an early start, hoping to leave the hotel by 7 AM. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to drive to the Springer Mountain parking area. From there it’s a mile hike to the top. And then the journey begins.