It's called White Blaze Fever and although you will t find the fever mentioned in any medical journal, have doubt in your mind - it does exist and one is immune. Only the most casual, most minute contact with the Appalachian Trail is needed to catch the fever. I w welcome you to be my vicarious hiking partner as we pursue the two-inch by six-inch white blazes from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. Through my daily journal entries - revised only a little - you will share encounters with bear, moose, snakes and other wildlife. You will feel the thrill of viewing the most magnificent vistas east of the Mississippi and come to kw a unique collection of individuals guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.