Our First Steps on the AT
Saturday we went on a little spontaneous trip North. We went to go looking at all the cool things in Mountain Crossings, the one and only store that sits right on top of the Appalachian Trail. Once we were there, I couldn’t resist walking just a little way up the trail. We started at the white blaze that can be seen painted on the side of the store and walked north about fifty feet. I know it’s not much but I was excited to get to see even this small section of the trail we hope to walk in its entirety someday.
The store itself was just as exciting. It was a really cool thing to get to actually see some of the Ultralight products in person and actually get to check them out with my own hands and eyes. All I have to say is Mont Bell jackets look a lot more durable in person than they sound and ULA packs are huge!! Yeah I did some Christmas dreaming… 😀
After we were done there, we drove over to Helen, Ga for dinner where we ran into a crowd. Helen is modeled after a traditional German town, and while it is a little hokey, they get a huge crowd for Octoberfest. The town was crowded but dinner was great! All in all a fun mini getaway.