Monthly Archives: April 2014

NoVa meetup

Some of you have asked to meet me when I’m in Northern Virginia. I’ve looked at the maps and estimated my hiking speed. I’m proposing a lunch meetup on Monday, May 5th 1200 (noon) at the Apple House Restaurant in … Continue reading

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I’ve hitched 5 times. Don’t tell my Mom.

29 April 2014 – Hitching is the traditional method to get to nearby trail towns. My first hitch was into Franklin, TN. A nice, older couple delivering newspapers drove me 13 miles into town. We talked politics, weather, and missing … Continue reading

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Rain day delay

29 April 2014 (Day 56) – I’m taking a zero day (no miles hiked) in Waynesboro, VA. The weather outside is cold and rainy – no fun to hike in but also detrimental to some of the views expected on … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food.

29 April 2014 (Day 56) – I’ve posted pictures of some of the glorious meals I’ve eaten along the trail. Those pictures are typically the exception to what I eat every day. Here’s what I eat 95% of the time. … Continue reading

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Let’s talk poop – again.

28 April 2014 – In my previous discussion of ways to poop in the woods, I neglected to mention that you ALWAYS check the privy before entering. ‘Nuff said.

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Resupply in Daleville

21 April 2014 (Day 49) – I’m currently in Daleville, VA for the usual resupply, laundry, shower, real bed, and warm meals. The weather has been fantastic and the forecast calls for more of the same. My mileage has been … Continue reading

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Southern Virginia’s Triple Crown

20 April 2014 (Day 47) – There are three must see sights along the A.T. in Southern Virginia: Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs. Dragon’s Tooth is a sharp, sheer-faced rock formation popular with day hikers. The way to … Continue reading

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There’s no place like Home Place

19 April 2014 (Day 46) – The HomePlace Restaurant in Catawba, VA is another culinary institution along the Trail. After a 2 hour wait, 13 very hungry thru-hikers ate their share of all-you-can-eat, family style cooking: fried chicken (awesome), roast … Continue reading

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The Captains. Free Camping and a soda.

17 April 2014 (Day 44) – “The Captain’s” is a well known camping spot at mile 651.8 on the A.T. The Captain owns a nice property directly on a stream. He allows camping in his yard and there’s free sodas … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a looooong day

16 April 2014 – I walked a 30 mile day yesterday. The day started nice enough with 64 degrees and sun. By 1500 it had rained, sleeted, hailed and snowed. The temperature dropped below freezing and the winds were whipping … Continue reading

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