Pearisburg VA to Daleville VA
I’ve been hiking solo lately and deep in thoughts sometimes good and sometimes intense. The trail has been very rocky as well, making concentration on each foot placement important. I went to a hiker feed at “The Captains” house just outside of Pearisburg. The Captain allows hikers to camp in his yard for free and throws an annual hiker feed party, two weeks after Trail Days. During the hiker feed an Eagles album was playing on the stereo. The song “Take it Easy” came on and the line ” don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy” really resonated with me. The line was stuck in my head and I repeated it over and over and over through out this section of the trail.
I started out of Pearisburg mid day after taking a zero and hitting the Hardees and Dairy Queen. Hiked about 10 miles to a campsite on the ridge.
Hiking out of Pearisburg, VA
MMRF who lost his father recently from Multiple Myeloma is hiking as a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Check out his website for more information http://www.active.com/donate/2012mmrfyor/at4mm
Woke up, hiked 12 miles to “The Captains” and spent the next two days there for his annual hiker feed, meet a whole bunch of new hikers.
Flop, a flip flop thru hiker who is heading south to southern terminus Springer Mountain, GA from Hapers Ferry, WV the trails mid point and then he will fly to the northern terminus Mt. Katahdin in Maine and hike back to Hapers Ferry.
Woke up feeling good from all the food I ate the previous two days at “The Captains” and hiked 18.2 miles to Niday Shelter.
Woke up, still had the heel pain and hiked to VA 624. Stopped at a convenience store to get a couple hot dogs and a hamburger. Caught a ride to the trail parking lot a couple miles before McAfee Knob and hiked to Lamberts Meadow Shelter, a 17.2 mile day.