Sunday, April 17, 2016

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail comes through the Blue Ridge Mountains about ten miles from Buena Vista.  A few weeks ago we decided to take a hike on the famous trail.  Unfortunately, we came close but didn't quite find the trail.  We came home and looked on a map and decided to try again yesterday.  Neil, Mathew, David, MaryAnne, Dallin, Joshua, Lydia and I all enjoyed a hike on the Appalachian Trail.  We only hiked about a mile on the trail up to the Punchbowl Shelter.  It wasn't too far of a hike, but it was plenty of uphill for me.

We were taking a break at the shelter when a couple of other hikers came up also.  They were hiking about 150 miles on the trail.  They were out of water and thought they could get some at the Punchbowl Shelter.  Unfortunately, there wasn't any water source besides the lake there.  We had an extra water bottle so we gave it to them.  Hopefully they found another water source before too long.

Here are some pictures of our Appalachian Adventure:

The kids enjoyed exploring the shelter.  Matthew liked the logic puzzle book in the shelter.

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