Autumn on the Appalachian Trail – AAH!


October 19, 2016 – Two Miles Ending at Pocosin Fire Road

A easy Trail day, my mind was free to wander and appreciate the change of seasons that surrounded—yellow and gold leaves on trees and underfoot. Acorns peppered the ground. It was a warm day, though, sweat poured and the gnats swarmed—thought they were gone for this year, but they are still here. Feet felt great in new socks.

Immediately after entering the Trail, at eye level, was a colorful colony of mushrooms growing on the side of a host tree like a happy family.

Passed two other hikers, otherwise alone on the Trail. One determined and pacing. The other running with a dog. Everyone seeking the esse of being on the Trail.

Happy Trails,



Wild Mushroom Family


The Trail Ahead