Made it up the approach trail from Amicalola State Park to Springer Mountain (southern Appalachian Trail terminus). It was around 11.6 miles and I can feel it. Gus did great. We are now playing ball…he never stops. Met three hikers at the Hiker Hostel. We hiked together and are now staying the night at Stover Creek shelter. It was a great day. Here are a couple pics from today’s hike.