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Today is the last rest day of the ride. We're near Christianburg, Virginia, a town probably most famous for being the home of Virginia Tech, a big-name university just down the road.
More chillingly, the University was the site of a murder-suicide which left 32 students dead in 2007. I'm sure you heard about it in the news at …
... to make a loop. But we weren’t sure if Casey and any others would be arriving later, so we hiked in the opposite direction to maybe run into them. We hiked the upper trail which follows an old roadbed upstream along Little Stony Creek high above. It’s up on a ridge above the creek, so we couldn’t see the creek while hiking, but there were some nice rock formations along the trail. We also saw a cute little chipmunk on some ...
... and then headed up past the waterfall. There were a bunch of small cascades where the water flows over deposits from the creek. We continued on and turned right at the next fork to follow the red-blazed Chamberlain Trail up to the top of the ridge. The trail is moderately steep, but nothing too strenuous. At the top, the trail makes a short loop around the summit, but the dense vegetation at the top prevented any ...
I'm back at school again. Mom drove down which was nice since I haven't been passenger on the 7 hour trip down in years. I'm loving the freedom I have again. Don't get me wrong, living at home has its perks, but it also has its disadvantages. Going from totally free and independent to rules set by your parents wasn't a smooth a transition as I ...
... a group of bikers who had used Radford as their base for week to go on daily rides.
Must admit, even though I was really tired when I finally crossed the border into Virginia, the ride over the mountains and the surrounding scenery was pretty impressive.
Well I am now up to date with the blog.