I did not hear from Gary today but did run upon other blogs and they even mentioned Gary in their entries. That was great. I am going to continue to look at those because they have several pictures. I was really impressed to hear that Clingmans Dome was 6,643 feet. Wow, that was a climb. They said it has rained a lot and that has slowed them down. I was really impressed at the pre hike trips some of the people took before the trip to get them in better shape and increase their endurance.
This is a picture of the GA mountains from an AT hiker. He said, "Yes, it does hurt to climb but what a view ".