Recently a dream came true when Fogeyisms enjoyed a week of tent camping and day hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah National Park. Our base camp was at an elevation of about 3,500 feet in the Big Meadows Campground where new friend Tod, an architect from Charlottesville, VA, entertained lodge guests with impromptu guitar music (above).
That's yours truly (right) savoring the moment when I first stepped on this grand daddy of American trails and rested my hand on a trail marker post. (Photo by hike leader and friend Ted Kmet).
Another photo will appear Thursday to introduce my four companions on this adventure and a series of my favorite hiking/camping photos will appear Saturday.