Imagine having signed up to hike Leg 5 of Segment 13b, a relatively remote stretch of the MST through Jones Lake State Park, and running into this pair of MST celebrities! First, there’s Howard Lee, the godfather of the MST who proposed the concept of a statewide trail 40 years ago — and is happily hiking his vision today. And with him is Tom Earnhardt, host of “Exploring NC”, who once featured the MST on his weekly show on UNC-TV. The dynamic duo appear to be having a pretty grand time on the trail.