The love and support I have already received has been absolutly overwhelming! I already received my first bit of trail magic from some long time family friends the Richardson's, and my Louisiana family over at WHLC Architecture sent me a good luck video! I am truly blessed to have such a strong support team that I can lean on whenever things get tough out on the trail. I cannot truly express into words how much everyone means to me that is following along on this journey of mine.
Tomorrow morning I will take my first steps toward Katahdin. 600 steps up the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi will be there to greet me first thing in the morning as I make my way up the 8 mile Approach Trail to Springer Mountain, the official start of the Appalachian Trail. It should make for an interesting first day out on the trail. This is my first update from my phone so please forgive any formatting or spelling issues. My next update will be from Neels Gap. I should be there in three to four days. This whole experience is going to be life changing, or in the words of the great Barney Stinson "It's gonna be legend... wait for it..."