Now, seeing that this is my (BMParks') first official blog post, I want to start off by saying how awesome my wife is. How many people do you know have hiked 100 miles. What an accomplishment!
Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail
I know Mackenzie won't like me gushing about how strong and dedicated she is, but she left the blog-rights to me, which I am going to use. I am proud of Mackenzie for embarking on this journey. She is strong and not just physically, but mentally. I miss her every day, but each morning I wake up excited to track her progress (speaking of which, check the Where's Mackenzie Now tab above) and study the climbs and terrain that await her.
I have been extremely lucky that we've been able to talk almost every night. I quiz her on the people she's met and the exciting things that she's learning/experiencing. (She can now tie a bear bag like a pro).
As she said on the last post, she is in Franklin, NC. By April 13 she should be near/at/past (depending on her) Fontana Dam. I sent a box with goodies for her with some Easter eggs hiding inside. I'll drive down one week from today and meet her in Gatlinburg, TN.