Sophia checks out Adam's Police Motorcycle.
Hiking Sponsors Needed
I will be participating in a relay section hike up the Applachian Trail in 2011 along with 23 other patriots. We each complete a section of the 2100 mile trail until we go end to end. We are looking for sponsors to help raise money to build homes for disabled American Vetarns. Please consider helping support these true heroes that were injured while protecting our freedom, and now live among us. I will be hiking during the third week of April (returning home just in time for Easter). My goal is to raise $1000.00 for this worthy cause. Though I reached my personal goal, our team is still trying to reach its goal of $40,0000. These vets need and earned our support.
Adam Starts on April 19th
I have been hiking with my pack on trails, sidewalks, and even the stairs at the gym. I am excited about taking on this challenge. My legs and back are as ready as they are going to get. I have bought lots of camping gear, and I am getting ready to drive to Elk Park NC. I will then get a ride back to Erwin TN. All I have to do then is hike the trail to my car so I can drive home. I thank everyone for their donations, and support.
My section includes Roan Mountain. It's a vertical climb of nearly a mile from my start point to the top of Roan Mountain. Here is some information about Roan Mountain:
Roan Mountain Elevation 6,285 ft (1,916 m)
Prominence 3,485 feet (1,060 m) 
Location Mitchell County, North Carolina / Carter County, Tennessee, USA
Range Roan Highlands (Unaka Mountains)
Roan Mountain is the highpoint of the Roan-Unaka Range of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, located in the Southeastern United States. The mountain is clad in a dense stand of Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest, and includes the world's largest natural rhododendron garden, and the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian range. The Cherokee National Forest and Pisgah National Forest converge atop the mountain, with Roan Mountain State Park located near its northern base. The Appalachian Trail crosses most of the Roan's crest. The Roan High Knob Shelter is the highest backcountry shelter on the entire 2,174-mile (3,499 km) trail.