I am so proud of my son Collin. After a night off the Appalachian Trail in Franklin, North Carolina, Collin has made it to Wayah Gap in North Carolina, 115.7 miles into the Appalachian Trail with 2073.5 miles to go until the completion here in Maine. It's a good thing he stopped and purchased a waterproof rain coat, as the weather tomorrow calls for a 40 percent chance of showers with highs around 65.

He has seen some fantastic sites in North Carolina, and wanted to share some of them with you!

Below is a tree where hilkers have discarded their old hiking boots. It's the tree where old hiking boots go to die

March 23 Collin on the Appalachian Trail near Franklin North Carolina, A Tree Where Old Boots Go to Die

There is a fire tower in Otto, North Carolina, and Collin climbed it

Collin on the Fire Tower in Otto, North Carolina March 23, 2015

Here's the view from the Fire Tower

A View From the Fire Tower in Otto North Carolina, March 23, 2015


Here's the beautiful sunrise yesterday in Franklin, North Carolina


Appalachian Trail hikers rely on the kindness of strangers. Here's Collin with one of his hiking buddies, Chris Robinson. They were picked up by a former AT thru-hiker and given a ride into town

Collin with Old AT Hiker and Chris Robinson Otto NC