Pilgrimage of an Android
I follow the humans up the Approach Trail, my boots knocking against the cold, hard ground. It’s been over five hours since we started in Amicalola Falls State Park.
The Approach Trail leads to the Appalachian Trail, but it’s not considered part of the trail. We could have been dropped off close to the southern terminus and saved ourselves those grueling eight miles. So why did we hike that route?
Maybe it was the opportunity to pass through the stone archway. Maybe it’ll prepare us for the actual trail. I also heard it gives you trail credibility.
Or perhaps … it was human sentimentality, which leads to decisions that are based on emotion rather than reason.
That’s how he would have answered—the man who’s looking for me.
And so starts Pilgrimage of an Android.