Ron Douglas

The Start Of My AT Adventure

My dad drove me down to Springer Mountain (the south start of the Appalachian Trail) from our home in VA. The archway is the gateway to the 8 mile approach trail. He wasn’t healthy enough to walk the eight miles with me but he was there in spirit and he continues to encourage me along my hike. I’m past the halfway point and hope to be finished by July. I’ll be out here for Fathers Day but I want him to know that like he told me to- I’m Walking Like A Man (Four Seasons)