Tuesday, May 1, 2012

4.29.12 - Another (painful and taxing) Big Mile Day

Woke up around 6:30am, got packing quickly, and got the heck out of camp as early as we could so we didn't have to deal with the wacko southbounder! As it was, when I woke up, he was awake talking loudly and asking Mamaw B about where her ancestors came from. She just kept saying he didn't know, every time he asked. Finally he stopped.

So we hiked about 6 miles to a road (found a few trail magic meals someone left), went 1/2 a mile to Trent's Grocery, which was a little hillbilly gas station with a decent food and random camouflage and hunting/fishing assorted gear. Tarzan and I got chili dogs, 24oz beers, sodas and I got a bag of chili cheese Fritos, and made all of it disappear quickly outside. Oh, and Tarzan got a ridiculous looking straw hat too.

Hiked back out to the trail, and when all was said and done, we ended up putting down a 23 mile day. Lots of uphill, and lots of rocks to navigate around. It was a painful day.

Tomorrow we have a 8 mile hike into Pearisburg, VA. We will meet up with Flosser, destroy Pizza Hut lunch buffet (can't wait!), shower, do laundry, resupply with some food and do some gear swapping (my sleeping bag), probably hit another buffet (maybe Chinese) for dinner, and hopefully get some relaxing and let our bodies recover.

We are at Doc's Knob shelter for the night and the only ones here. Tarzan decided to pitch his tent. I'm in the shelter alone. Hoping no tent tear down will help me get out earlier tomorrow morning.

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