Why are we long distance hiking the AT?
It's not about “trying to figure ones self out”…..I did that decades ago….and I am fine with myself😊. It’s just not that complicated why we do this….because we can....or maybe these past few years have been “shakedown hikes” in preparation for a Thru Hike?? 😊……..
I think the rocks in Northern VA were sending a signal about "Rocksylvania"!!
Stayed at Jim and Molly Dentons Shelter one night at mile marker 977. Best damn shelter on the trail so far! Thanks Jim and Molly!
Stayed at the Legendary Bears Den Hostel. Bears Den is owned by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and operated by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (and properietor Glen). It is a stone mansion set to model a European castle. Awesome place! And a good place to rest up for MacGyver due to significant dehydration and heat exhaustion.
At the northern end ot the AT in Virginia there is section that is "affectionately" known as the "Roller Coaster". A 13+ mile stretch of.....well....rocky steep ups and downs! But MacGyver and I conquered it!.....albeit slowly!
27.09 | 17:20
Hi Possum! MacGyver and I finished up on Sept.7th with 351 miles in this year. False alarm on MacGyver taking ill. He was dehydrated but recovered in about 2 days. Was great to meet you this year!
27.09 | 17:16
Hey Pinnacle! Great to meet and hike with you also! And great advice on the next section we did. Thanks!
06.09 | 16:10
Great meeting you and your Brother at Eagles nest.
06.09 | 16:07
It was great meeting you and brother at Eagles nest