This iconic tree sits near the border of Georgia and North Carolina.
The rhododendron thickets along the trail in North Carolina are so thick that bushwacking would be nearly impossible.
As I walked through North Carolina, I couldn’t help noticing that springtime was on its way. Each day seemed just a bit greener than the one before it.
The Southern Appalachians are spectacular in all their rugged, not-smoothed-by-glaciers beauty.