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10/12-18 2011 AT#13 VA Pearisburg to Daleville (I-81)

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10/12-18 2011


AT#13 VA Pearisburg to Daleville (I-81)


With 2 Mile and Hal


Left car at Daleville; got dropped ( used Homer Witcher) at Pearisburg October 12 (Dinner) Departed From Nellysford Drive to Pearisburg/Route 634 Hiked 8 miles to RICE MTN SHELTER Dinner at shelter; lunch at Pearisburg October 13 Started at11:15am Hike 11.2 to Sims Meadow and tent camped near an apple orchard. Real sour small crab apples! Water was available @ 5miles and 12 miles Lunch @Peters Mtn October 14 Hiked 20 miles to WAR SPUR SHELTER on the way we had bolder fields and rocky trail ridge which we navigated with head lamps.This was a bad weather day with rain and wind at night arriving at 8:45 to meet Hal. October 15 Hiked 19 miles from NIDAY SHELTER (big elevation day) Watered and Lunched at SARVER HOLLOW SHELTER Hiked past the Audie Murphy monument on top of cleared ridge. When we started ascending Dragons Tooth at dusk a storm approached and Hal adamantly refused to go further and told us to keep going. 2 Mile and I ascended Dragons Tooth (we finally got to see Dragons Tooth on a subsequent hike) and descended down steep rocks and to the road to Catawba. We hiked making a left on the road to a convenience store and then called Joe's Hostel. Joes Hostel is a concerted garage with some resident cats! The shower is disgusting! While waiting for a ride to Joes we demolished hamburgers. October 16 Hiked 17 miles to STEALTH CAMP SITE NEAR NORTH MTN TRAIL Ate lunch at PICKLE BRANCH SHELTER October 17 Hiked 16.3 to LAMBERTS MTN SHELTER Ate lunch at CAMPBELL SHELTER October 18 Hiked 10 miles to Daleville and OUT! Very dry dusty section with exposed trail. No water stops on this last section of trail. The rocks close to the power lines above Daleville are very interesting and resemble rocks wed later see in PA.
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