I put a link to the right about a reference to the “Dover Oak- said to be the largest tree on the Appalachian Trail.” My nephew Jonathan apparently, by chance, found this incredible tree.
If you start surfing you will find a reference to the Keffer Oak in Blacksburg VA. which is on a part of the Appalachian Trail that mushroom hunters follow. There is even a picture of a mushroom growing out of the oak. I cant find a reference to the Keffer oaks size but I found information on people who have hiked the whole 2100 miles of the trail. Maybe I should put this as an addition on my bucket list. Any takers?
I had a great friend and classmate George Patsakos, sadly no longer with us, who was a professor of physics at Idaho University. He used to hike the Saw Tooth Range every summer by himself. I remember him telling me that when he had been out for about 3 weeks he saw another hiker walking towards him. They passed each other without a word and just kept on going, a wonderful thought and memory.