The picture (which didn't really come out) is very typical of the views from all the mountain tops here in north Georgia: wave after wave of rolling, pine-covered, dark green, greyish blue hills. It's beautiful, and so far the hiking has been great. I don't have any blisters, I haven't gotten too wet or cold yet (this morning was pretty nasty, though..), and everyone I've met has been great.
I apologize about the posts from my phone. For some reason, I can't post photos or use capital letters or any punctuation except periods, so if I seem a little less than excited about my adventure, it's just my lack of understanding the technology I'm trying to use..!