Saturday 24 June to Saturday 1 July
Distance: 163.8 km
Yellow Blazed: 44.2 km
Total Distance: 634.3 miles
Elevation levels according to Guthook app: total ascent 6268.8m, total descent 6644.2m
Mountains: Glade Mountain 4113 ft, Walker Mountain 3432 ft, Lynn Camp Mountain 3035 ft, Chestnut Knob 4393 ft
Just outside of Marion is the Lindamood one room school founded in 1894. There was no trail magic inside – figured it was due to being at the end of the season. Either way I had looked forward to seeing this school and wasn’t disappointed.
I have now gone more than a quarter of the way along the trail and am struggling with the mental battle so coming across anything out of the everyday – like ‘Bambi’ can help occupy your mind for a while.
Or random trail magic…
Virginia is hot and humid with quite tropical lush scenery. Some of the highlights are of course the views from the mountains and knobs especially in the early morning. Otherwise the bush and fields can all look the same after a while – beautiful but the same.
Getting ready to leave Pearisburg tomorrow, resupplied for the next seven days and not sure if I will have reception or not, so have a good few audiobooks to listen to till I hit civilisation again. 😊