Hail pelted Wesley Dry’s car as he peered out at the wild expanse before him.
Tall, spindly trees, their leaves just starting to grow, towered overhead. A red sign beckoned through the mist.
“Appalachian Trail Approach.”
Waiting impatiently for the surprise storm to end, the 25-year-old Buford native prepared himself for the grueling journey ahead – a solo 2,200-mile hike along the world’s longest marked trail.