This Monday's full solar eclipse was the first visible from the U.S. since 1979. Traveling over 14 states on its way east, from Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse passed over the southern end of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. Photographer Spike Johnson traveled to North Carolina to check out the thru-hiking scene.
Photo: Bjorn Parramoure, 31, from Gainesville, Florida, waits for the solar eclipse beneath Albert Mountain Fire Tower along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. He camped at Albert Fire Mountain, on the centerline of eclipse totality, to wait for the event. With a homemade recorder, he welcomed the astrological event.