April 26, 2015
Johnny and Amanda, sponsored by Adventure Possible, are thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and creating a photographic, unique first-person documentary of the entire journey.
Excerpt from the 5th day in the Smokies
“As I left out of the shelter this morning, I was amped and ready to go. I had a belly full of grits with pepperoni and Texas Pete hot saaauuuuccceee. (Awesome). And my cider down. It was a good morn. I left out with Wilson this morn and we were moving pretty good. The plan was to do a pretty long one. 15 miles!! I was worried about my feet getting sore. I mean, they just started feeling good. So, we took off and we made GR at time to the New Found gap. It was a quick 5 miles and I even stopped to shoot some. I also started shooting a lot of GoPro footage and took a few selfies with the big camera. There were some great outlooks. Some really epic views. I took lots of stops today and really just enjoyed the hike. I took a lot of time just listening and being in the moment. I saw a couple bald eagles as well today. Soaring down beneath me a few hundred feet.”