Holiday Inn University-Blacksburg
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The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the Appalachians in Virginia, and what a beautiful drive! All the rain here creates a very green, lush landscape filled with yellow, white, purple and pink wildflowers and soft pink mountain laurel blooms as well as bright pink rhododendrons. North of the Parkway lies Shenandoah National Park with more of the same peaceful feel. In Fall, this area ...
... us are using, had the pages of his guide that showed the elevation profiles of the trail posted on a big board in the back of his booth at Trail Days. You could go in and post your name on an arrow-shaped sticky note wherever you got off the trail for the festival, and the largest grouping was definitely Pearisburg. So heading out of there, rather than being in some weird tiny bubble where we barely saw any other northbounders like we had been in recently, suddenly I was hiking with ...
We have a long list of things to do before our big trek this summer. Motorhome has had all its service work done. Need to install a few things for the Alaska trip like a CB radio. Not much cell phone reception along the AlCan highway. Almost 3,000 miles to get to the launch point of Anacortes, WA. ...
... the next morning to get to a shelter almost 19 miles away, thinking, from the guidebook's elevation profile, that it would be a fairly easy day. But while there were few large ups and downs, the flattest part of the trail for the day turned out to be a very rocky ridge that slowed us down quite a bit. We still made fine time, but it wasn't the easy stroll we imagined, and our feet were sore afterward.
Finally, however, I got my 15 mile day, as the next shelter ...
... of Damascus was pretty rough. There was a big climb right out of town, and it didn't help that I had just resupplied and had a lot of food weight in my pack. The terrain leveled out after the climb and has been great since. I've really enjoyed the flatter trail that is in Virginia. With the exception of a couple mountains here and there, I'm able to make a lot of miles ...