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Fallingturtle - Appalachian Trail Journal - 2012

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Falling Turtle
Begins: Feb 20, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Feb 21st, 2012
Daily Distance: 1
Trip Distance: 1.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 695
Journal Visits: 935
Guestbook Views: 68
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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Amicolola Falls State

We have signed in with Ron at the visitor center. I am the 45th and Irish is 46th thru hiker to sign in.. Last year I was number 118 and Nicky was 119. Last year my pack weighed 28 pounds and this year it weighs 22. Last year I started the trail with nerves, fear, and excitment. This year I start with the same emotions.

At the visitor center they were showing local owls that they rescued and now use for education. They were so neat. One had huge yellow eyes that just stared at me. There was a tiny owl too that was so cute, but the ranger said that you would not really see it in the wild because it is so well camouflaged.

We went to dinner at the lodge and had a gorgeous view of the sun setting over the GA mountains. It was a beautiful evening and there was even a vertical rainbow in the sky. We took the 475 stairs down the falls on the way back to the shelter. Irish kept saying how easy the stairs were. I told him to try it going up with a pack..

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Falling Turtle's AT Adventure

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more:


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