I had a tough time with the trail in Virginia last time. This time, I went in with a new attitude, intent on making friends with a former foe. I think the fact that I was feeling much better this time helped a lot. Keep in mind that Virginia accounts for 1/4 of the trail, … Continue reading I Made A New Friend Of Virginia
These are all pictures of the trail from the middle of the Shenandoahs to Harper’s Ferry. Every Hiker I have talked to recently has feet that are hurting. So many people talk about the rocks in Pennsylvania, but the ‘rocks’ in Pennsylvania are boulders and don’t hurt your feet like these rocks do. Continue reading Virginia Rocks!
The A.T. Runs through the Shenandoah National Park. All hikers look forward to it, and I’m not quite sure why. I think they have heard rumors about the waysides where they have a grill to get burgers and the legendary Blackberry Milkshakes. There are also Campgrounds, a lodge and a few expensive restaurants. All of … Continue reading The Land Flowing With Blackberry Milkshakes, Burgers and Bears
Stealth Campsite Mile Marker 854.2 (18.2 Miles) It rained overnight, but my tent was dry in the morning. Boy was I ever glad. I knew I had a long hike in front of me. I didn’t know how long it would take me. Even though I might know what the elevation changes will be, I … Continue reading The Bear Went Over The Mountain
Harper’s Creek Campground Mile Marker 836.0 (14.2 Miles) I woke up COLD the next morning. I didn’t want to get out of my quilt. I took an extra 30 minutes to lie there, and warmed up my stinky hiking clothes in my quilt before I put them on. I have sent my cold weather stuff … Continue reading Northward, Ho!
To Seely-Woodworth Shelter Mile Marker 821.8 (15.8 Miles) I packed up a very wet tent the next morning. My body hurt, and I didn’t feel well. I had a bunch of difficult inclines this day. The trail was gnarly and jungle-like. I would imagine that it is difficult to maintain the trail in Virginia since … Continue reading Privies from Amityville and Children on the Bald
Brown Mountain Creek Shelter Mile Marker 806 (20 Miles) I left Satanimal’s (1.0) in Glasgow, VA at 7:30 a.m. with a heavy backpack laden with 5 days worth of food. It was pouring rain, but as I mentioned, I’m trying not to get bogged down in Virginia. Also, that many people in a house with … Continue reading Away From The Dead Sasquatches