VA AT hike #1, day 8

Start: Blackrock HutEnd: Rockfish GapMileage: 20.7 (+0.8 side trail and around town) I woke up early (5:15am), since I went to bed early (8:30pm). I slept pretty well, all things considered. I was packed up and on the trail by 6:15am. I made really good time and arrived at Rockfish Gap/I-64 at 3:15pm. Today, I … Continue reading VA AT hike #1, day 8

VA AT hike #1, day 7

Start: Smith Roach Gap End: Blackrock Hut Mileage: 20.2 (+0.2 side trail) This morning, my friend dropped me off at Smith Roach Gap at 8am. I made Loft Mountain Campground by 12:45pm and Blackrock Hut by 4:15pm. Today, I climbed Little Roundtop Mountain, Loft Mountain, and Blackrock. I stopped by Loft Mountain Campground’s camp store … Continue reading VA AT hike #1, day 7