Day 39: Damascus, VA to Lost Mtn

Trip Start Mar 15, 2010
Trip End Jul 23, 2010

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Hey y'all!!
Hope everyone is doing well. As promised, didn't zero in Damascus... Most people do but the weather cleared (at least for today) and I had that antsy feeling in my legs..  Also, town is expensive.  I think I would have easily spent 50 dollars on a zero, meanwhile the woods are free!

As soon as I hit the trail my body started rebelling... Calf started killing me again and ankles and knees weren't happy either. Now my back is the new problem, my pack weight hasn't changed (still around 35 full load) but something else must have. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow after a good nights sleep.

Hiked up to Saunders shelter for lunch, which made me think of hot fudge sauce mmmmm I think that must be just a Detroit thing cause no one else knew what I was talking about.

Only 16 miles but it felt longer, it's always a bit sluggish on the way out of town with a full load.  Ran into three deer just standing in the middle of the trail only about 30 ft from me... Just kind of stood there until I continued along. Need to see some more unusual animals now!!!

Got a nice campfire going and enjoying staying up late again. Tomorrow will be a serious hiking day cause we have to beat a bunch of nasty weather movin in. Nothing like nasty lightning at 5500 feet. Wish us luck!
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