away for the weekend: bromley mountain on the appalachian trail

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

bromley mountain on the appalachian trail

Last July, Greg and I took a hike on the Appalachian Trail
- a teensy-weensy portion of it.
Our hike took us to the top of Bromley mountain.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite ski slope looks like without snow?

No? -  neither have I, really...
now I know, and it's actually very pretty!

And, perhaps, a wee bit odd...

On our way back down the mountain, we crossed paths with two young women with heavy backpacks.
We asked them where they were headed.
"Maine", they replied.
They had started in Georgia, four months before.
We enjoyed chatting with them for a few minutes - you know - "Do you ever stay in a hotel? Eat at a restaurant? Get off the trail?"
Poor things have probably been asked the same questions hundreds of times.
Their spirit and enthusiasm was truly amazing!
I really wish I had asked to take their picture and hope they made it to the end of the trail without any complications!

I would also like to thank those who offered advice on my photography workshop dilemma. I've decided another class at another time would probably be best for me right now.
Thanks, again!

I am joining Nancy at A Rural Journal and Lisa at Two Bears Farm

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. Beautiful pictures, Karen. I've done a little hiking in the north GA mountains on the Appa. Trail. (just for the day) I cannot imagine having the stamina to hike as far as the two you ran across! Nice to join you for Rural Thursday!

  2. what an accomplishment to hike it from ga to maine! we have hiked small portions around here. it's literally in our backyard! beautiful photos!

  3. I couldn't hike for four hours...never mind four months! Such brave women. It has been awhile since I have been to these mountains...they are still quite beautiful.

  4. such great views. so lovely. that chair looks so huge. ha. ha!! (:

  5. I've read a lot of books about the thru hikers. I'd love to do it some day.

  6. Great photos ~ have viewed ski slopes in summer and it is rather amazing ~ also friend has done the whole Appalachian Trail ~ love your blog always interesting posts and photos! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Beautiful! Looks like a perfect day too!

  8. Oh such beautiful scenery - thouse mountains look fantastic. I always think these hikers are very brave - I would love to try it :)
    Many thanks for popping over to my blog and commenting :))

  9. We used to visit a close-by ski slope in Newfoundland quite frequently when I was growing up and it was always so pretty in the springtime. How interesting to come across those hikers. What a story they will have to tell when they are through with their journey. :)

  10. Beautiful! But wow, hiking the entire Appalachian Trail sounds intense. I hope the girls you met made it to Maine okay!


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