I do not hike with other hikers very often, but this morning I have enjoyed the company of section hiker “Unknown” from West Knoxville, TN. I say Tenn. because I passed a Knoxville, Maryland along the trail not too far back. It has been a pleasure to talk about each other’s experiences back home in the Smokies! For those who may have just started following my journey a “section hiker” is someone who is hiking a section of the trail. A “thru hiker” is someone who is hiking the entire trail from Georgia to Maine all in one journey which is what I am attempting to do.