Group 1, left to right: Mark Rottmann, Levette Bagwell, Susan Safley, Frank Miller, Katie Sanstead, Linda Fernandez, Roy Stallings, ?, Robin Messier, Laurie Searle
Group 2, left to right: Deb Pate, Pam Freeman, September Truelove, Mark Truelove, Max Corner, Tom Ottinger, Keith Collier
Group 3, left to right: David Bark, Richard Eidson, Barb Ardell, Bob Ardell, Babette Broussard, Fran Laprade?, Dorothy Copeland, Don Hicks
Hike leader Don Hicks gives the safety briefing to the 25 hikers.
Group 2 gathers at the Springer Gap parking area. Photo by Deb Pate.
Group 1 hike leader Roy Stallings shows examples of trail maintenance work done the previous week by college students.
Happy hikers from group 1.
We got to chat with many backpackers along the way.
David Bark pauses for a photo op.
Three Forks trail sign. Photo by David Bark.
Group 1 poses on the foot bridge at Three Forks.
Another Group 1 photo.
Group 2 poses on the foot bridge at Three Forks.
Long Creek Falls was the perfect spot for our lunch break.
Three falls photo by David Bark.
Laurie Searle at Long Creek Falls.
David Bark at Long Creek Falls.
Katie Sanstead and ? at Long Creek Falls.
Pam Freeman at Long Branch Falls. Photo by Deb Pate.
Max Corner enjoys lunch at Long Creek Falls.
Hikers lunch at Long Creek Falls
Photo by Don Hicks
Group 1 lunching at Long Creek Falls.
Milling around at Long Creek Falls.
Laurie Searle and Pam Freeman at Long Branch Falls. Photo by Deb Pate.
Group 1 takes a snack break along the trail.
Frank Miller pauses for a water break.
Roy Stallings shares a story.
Linda Fernandez snaps a close-up of the stream.
Pam Freeman cools her tooties.
By this time next month, the brown forest will start to green up.
Group 2 hiking along the trail.
More Group 2 hikers.
Keith Collier carries a full backpack to help prepare for his spring break trip.
Keith Collier and Deb Pate hiking along the A.T.
Barb & Bob Ardell rest at Long Crk Falls
Fran & Dorothy at Long Creek Falls
Photo by Don Hicks.
Hawk Mountain Shelter.
Roy enlists some help for some quick trail maintenance.
They move the fallen tree off the trail.
Roy uses his small hand saw to cut the limbs.
Laurie Searle hikes toward the parking lot at Hightower Gap
With the hike finished, the group waits at the Hightower Gap parking area for the shuttle drivers.
Sharing the experience is half the fun.
Max Corner relaxes after the hike.
Deb & Pam enjoy the end of a great hike
Frank, Susan, & Lavette at Hightower Gap