Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Picture from Springer

After over 100 miles (woohoo!) Mackenzie was finally able to send me a picture of her at the start of the trail.
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!

Springer Mountain
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.


  1. Hey amigo let us know when she's in southwest Virginia. We'd love to meet up with her (and you too if you wanted to drive down)!

  2. Cute picture! That.is.totally.awesome! Way to go Mack! Tell her we are rooting for her. Good job blogging bobo!

  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day and the weather and the trail treated you well!! Love, Ellen