This is my friend, Bill (He’s the one on the right). We shook hands for the first time last night. And today, he’s starting – or I guess I should say, continuing – his journey on the Appalachian Trail.
I met Bill through our Google+ Hiking Community and when I found out he was picking up the AT just outside of Franklin, NC (Rock Gap, to be specific), I jumped at the chance to get together with him.
It’s amazing to meet other people who are into hiking as much as I am; getting to know them, picking their brains and hearing about they’re hiking experiences – both good and bad. You can learn a lot from someone like Bill.
I could tell you more about him, but you would be better off checking out Bill’s blog for yourself. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Best wishes, Bill, for a safe, fun and incredible adventure. I wish I was going with you! Hopefully you’ll be able to update your blog often enough for me to live vicariously through your hike.
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See ya’ on the trail,