In fond rememberance of a wonderful time, I have made this entry about my great summer hike with great friends during five days on the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Virginia. We scaled the highest peak in the state, and still had time for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In early June of 2003, Chris Hewitt, Josh McKinnon, Chris Koenig and Travis Hellstrom faced mad cattle, rough switchbacks, difficult rice, challenging terrain, rough rhododendrons, pesky poison ivy, wicked wetness, heralded heat, germy jungle rot, periless peaks, prancing ponies and sideswipping sleet, all with heads equally shaven and smiles broad. Congratulations you pilgrims of pleasantry, dogooders of drought, borrowers of baldness, trekkers to timberlake and conquestadors of courage. Your journey will be forever remembered and treasured.