Long time without and update so here it goes.
So since my last blog post I took 5 more zero days. I needed a break from hiking. I was getting bored and lost the motivation and reason why I am on this adventure. Did a lot of thinking and think I’ve got it handled. So I am have been back on the trail for 3 days.
First day back I did 16.3 miles from Helvey Mills shelter just North if Bland, VA to Trent’s Grocery. I met Scott and Sherry Blevins who were a very nice couple doing a three day section. I ran into them a bunch. They were very nice and we had some good times. Hopefully they made it back to there car safe and have a safe trip back home.
Second day back I hiked 14.9 miles from Trent’s to Woods Hole Hostel. Pretty cool place in the middle of the mountains. Old cabin from the late 1800s. They had chickens, pigs, and an awesome garden. The second best homemade breakfast I have had on the trail.
Third day back, today, I hiked 10.4 miles into Pearisburg, VA. Saw two deer today on the trail. Really reminded me why I am here. To enjoy the mountains and take in all it has to offer. Made my day. I am sitting in a really bad motel right now. Avoid the Holiday Motor Lodge if you ever happen to visit Pearisburg. It’s cheap, the only good thing I have to say about it. Just finished packing my food bag up from my earlier trip to the Food Lion. So much food… Maybe the heaviest my pack has been since the first week. But I can eat as much as I want and that makes me happy.
So there it is. Back on the trail. Feeling good.
Thanks to one of my best friends, Gent, for listening to me whine about my vacation and threatening violence if I don’t finish. Very encouraging because I think she would do it. 😉
Talk with you all again soon!