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Cheryl M. Hadrych
2014 Photos from The Appalachian Trail
My most recent artwork revolves around the Appalachian Trail. In 2014 I hiked nearly half of this 2,189.2 mile historic footpath alone. The AT extends through 14 states from Georgia to Maine along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. I carried my camera and sketchbook in my backpack and was able to summit some of the greatest peaks on the East Coast before Winter weather set in.
Paintings, limited prints of photographs, postcards and greeting cards are available to purchase. Please contact me directly to inquire about sales. This wilderness oasis is magnificent. You just cannot drive to some of these places. I had to climb mountains, ford rivers and scramble over boulders with my backpack, navigating around snakes, a few bears & all sorts of critters. The sun burned down, it rained, it snowed and I cried. Wow, was every step worth it though! I cannot wait to get back on the trail. Standing on top of the summit sign of Mt Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine (also the first place in the US that the sun kisses each morning) was the best day of my life.
I encourage everyone to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and take a little walk for yourself. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, based out of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has been managing its preservation and maintenance for 90 years. A direct link to their website is the blue box below. Let's go for a hike together. Happy Trails. I hope to see you out there!