VA AT hike #1, day 6

Start: Big Meadow Lodge End: Smith Roach Gap Mileage: 21.6 (+0.2 side trail) I slept in this morning a bit, getting up at 6:15am. I chatted with my friend and we got breakfast in the dining room when it opened up at 7:30am. I was on the trail for a later start by 8:30am. Today, … Continue reading VA AT hike #1, day 6

VA AT hike #1, day 5

Start: Brookside Cabins/US 211/Thornton Gap End: Big Meadow Lodge Mileage: 17.6 (+0.8 for side trail) This morning, I was able to get a hitch from a forest ranger out to the trail, arriving by 7am. Unfortunately, one of my water bottles fell out on her car. Thankfully, I have a spare platypus bag which can … Continue reading VA AT hike #1, day 5