VA hike #2, day 5

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016Start: Punchbowl Shelter End: Thunder Hill Shelter Miles: 25.1 (+0.2 for shelter side trail) I got up at 6am and was out on the trail by 6:45am. I climbed Punchbowl Mountain (2850′) and Bluff Mountain (3372′), past Big Rocky Row (2992′), past Johns Hollow Shelter (1021′), over James River Footbridge (the trail’s … Continue reading VA hike #2, day 5

VA #2 hike, day 4

Monday, March 28th, 2016Start: Hog Camp Gap/3 Springs HostelEnd: Punchbowl ShelterMiles: 17.6 (+0.2 to shelter) I took a slow start this morning, having breakfast with our hostel hosts and my friend before heading back to the trail by 8:30am. I climbed up Bald Knob (4059′), passed by Brown Mountain Creek Shelter (1358′), went over Pedlar … Continue reading VA #2 hike, day 4