Woke up and had to be out by 12 so we packed up and walked to MRO and waited for them to open then mailed home boxes and got food at dollar general. Walked to Crazy Larry's and did laundry. Charged a bit more. Walked out of town on the Virginia Creeper Trail until it met with the AT and camped next to the river.
5/19/2014 12.3 Miles
Slept in until 12 aand started walking got to the first shelter and kept on past several roads and a few pastures. Passed a few ponies in the distance. heard several large animals around camp while eating dinner and investigated after yelling and making noise turned out to be ponies taking cover in the treeline from the rain.
5/20/2014 15 Miles
Made oatmeal headed out in a slight drizzle that died out soon. Passed several ponies and Mt. Rogers. Went up over some beautiful country in the Grayson Highlands. Through a rock tunnel. Kept on for the evening and got to a nice campspot.
5/21/2014 12.4 Miles
Woke up late and got some easy miles done and saw a snake and deer. Kept going and got to Dickey Gap and waited for a ride to a local church for dinner A guy drove by and had soda and cookies. Awesome dinner and then back to the trail for some night hiking to the next shelter.
5/22/2014 12.5 Miles
Woke up to a muddy wet tent but we were dry! Took our time leaving so everything could dry out. Made it to the Partnership shelter and took a shower. then hitched to Marion for Mexican and Walmart then back out to find a campspot.
5/23/2014 16 Miles
Got up at a decent time and got moving to a shelter for lunch and then to a old school house. Left and got to the I-81 overpass and an Exxon got some pizza and found 2 Shanes he said that everyone was close ahead. Left through pastures and faced off with a cow that wouldn't move off the trail. More ups then a nice campspot with water.
5/24/2014 14.8 Miles
Got up early for a change on the beautiful Chestnut Knob. Got to walking the ridge which was pretty tough. Met up with these two guys section hiking and hiked together for a while. Going into and out of Bland,VA tomorrow.
5-26-2014 9.2 Miles
Got up late again and got going killed 7 miles in 2 hours. Then walked into Bland with no ride. Got some gas station food and ice cream. Got a ride back to the trail with the YWAM guys.
Saw Hemingway and went to the next shelter. Camping with Teton and Moose and their friends then Tomahawk and the Doctor show up! Group again!
5/27/2014 18.1 Miles
Got up with the Doctor and Tomahawk. Got going and barely stopped for 9 miles then breaked for an hour. Then kept pushing until Trent's Grocery which was needed but a dump. Got food and soda then went on to a waterfall. Dismal Falls was nice had a nice little swimming hole. There is several campsites and we jumped off the falls and swam and washed some laundry.
5/28/2014 15.3 Miles
Woke up early but hung out at the falls for a while. Got to Wapiti shelter and hung out with the slingshot then to Doc's knob shelter with the docter, tomahawk, Clark, and jolly. Several others in the shelter. Started raining and everyone went to their tent then it stopped and everyone hung out listening to music. Then to bed!
5/29/2014 8.2 Miles
Got up and followed everyone into Pearisburg. Went to pizza plus with the doctor and tomahawk then to the holiday motor lodge. We are spliting a room with Jolly and Clark and then went to Mexican and did laundry. Hung out in the bunkroom.