I just found out last week that I'll have a month to spend on the AT beginning May 15. I'm in a mad rush to get some logistics taken care of. My plan is to start my hike where the AT crosses US522 near Front Royal and head south as far as I can in 28 days - hopefully to Pearisburg. Can all you experienced folks chime in with info on businesses, individuals or services that will hold food drops and also shuttle services along that route?
Also, I'll be driving from the Dallas area and will need a safe place to park my car for the month. I'm thinking I'll drive into Roanoke and leave it there. I thought I would then take a Greyhound up to Front Royal, but I found out Greyhound doesn't stop there (at least there's no way to book that trip online). Then when I get off the trail take a shuttle back to my car in Roanoke. So, I'm also hoping someone knows of a transport from Roanoke to Front Royal and also a shuttle service in/near Roanoke who could possibly watch my car.
Much thanks in advance. And I'm not locked into those start and end points if there's a more convenient location for transportation.
(If I've submitted to the wrong forum please excuse me and move my posting appropriately - thanks!)