We are hoping to do this Section (if the weather permits). I would like some feedback from those who have done this section if it sounds doable. Here is my proposed schedule:

Slackpacking the first 3 days:
Atkins to VA. 16 (Sugar Grove, VA)= 11.5 miles
VA. 16 to Dickey Gap = 14.6 miles
Dickey Gap to Scales parking = 12.9 miles

Scales to Thomas Knob Shelter = 8.3 miles
Thomas Knob to Lost Mtn. Shelter = 12.2 miles
Lost Mtn to Feathercamp = 10.3 miles
Feathercamp to Damascus = 5.3

What do you think besides the precarious weather that time of year? Water?

Thanks for your help.