Week 8: 3 May - 9 May 2011
by, 05-27-2011 at 18:09 (410 Views)
3 May 2011 - Tue - Day 50: Rain/ 75F 20 miles to mile 731.1 Wilson Creek Shelter. Shelter was very crowded due to Rain Easy Miles today.
4 May 2011 - Wed - Day 51: Clear/ Breazy 65F 20.8 miles to mile 751.9 Bryant Ridge Shelter. Very Easy miles back and forth across the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5 May 2011 - Thu- Day 52: Clear/ 70F 24.6 miles to mile 776.7 Glasgow, VA. Hitched to the town of Glasgow which is a long hitch. There is a shelter for hikers in town, but it is a cement slab with a roof. The town is very friendly, but not convenient to get to.
6 May 2011 - Fri - Day 53: Clear/ 75F NERO at 10 miles to mile 787.2 Punchbowl Shelter. Late start due to leaving Glasgow.
7 May 2011 - Sat - Day 54: Clear/ 75F 18miles to Mile 804.8 Hog Camp Gap. Great campsite. This is a very large campsite / field with a good water source.
8 May 2011 - Sun -Day 55: overcast/ 65F 20 miles to mile 824.2 Tye River. Plenty of campsites next to the river. It is a little dirty but the roar of the river makes up for the litter.
9 May 2011 - Mon - Day 56: Clear/70F 25 miles to mile 849 Paul C. Wolfe Shelter. This is a great shelter location next to a large creek. The shelter is supposed to be haunted but I got no haunts. Very Easy 25 miles
*Week 8 summary: Total miles hiked this week: 138. Avg miles for hiking days: 19.7. Number of zero days: 0. Nero days: 1