Then my phone rang. “Maureen,” said the screen. My wife.
“I’m at Tires Plus. We’re going to have to buy four new tires for the Subaru. Can you use your iPhone to do a little research on Continentals?”
“Um, this isn’t the best time for this,” I said.
I hung up, my well-being evaporating with the early morning rain.
“That’s BS!” said my hiking partner Don Hopey, smiling his leprechaun smile. “That’s news you don’t need to know on the Appalachian Trail!”
Get the rest of the story here, and see video interviews with the participants in the reunion hike, a panoramic view from Weverton Cliffs and many more photos from the trail.