Well I am about to leave Damascus and head into the Grayson Highlands. The next section is my favorite area of the trail (remember I have not done any of the trail in the Northeast). Backpacker magazine picked this section as the best 3 day section on the Appalachian Trail. So in other words I am pretty excited about it. I should have phone service and will be able to post pictures via my phone.
Mom - I sent some of my winter gear home so be looking for it. Please keep it all together because I will need you to send it back to me when I reach New Hampshire.