Old Man Winter

“Old Man Winter” certainly reminded everyone that Spring has not sprung in the North Georgia or Western North Carolina mountains.  Yet in spite of night temperatures in the 20’s and snowfall, folks were still determined to hike on the Appalachian Trail.  As the A.T. Ambassador in Franklin, NC, I felt it my honor and duty to escort my brother-in-law, Bob Uhar to Dick’s Creek Gap in Ga for a short section hike to NC.  My sister, Margaret, snapped these pictures in the morning- a chilling 27 degrees!  Bob hiked for several days through wind, freezing temps and 2 foot drifts of snow.  Coming off Trail at Standing Indian campground he was in good spirits and commented how he was buoyed by the commradery of the hiking community.
Photo of Mary Bennett and Bob Uhar
and Photo of Mary Bennett with ‘Bamboo” and “Shaman”
Post by Ambassador Mary Bennett

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