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Mt Rogers Visitor Center to The Barn Restaurant

Mt Rogers Visitor Center to The Barn Restaurant

1894 Schoolhouse at the Settlers Museum.

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Dreaming of Life in the Slow Lane

It seems strange to be alone. Strange to be blogging. Strangest of all to feel as if I belong —- not belonging to anyone or anywhere just . 444 more words


A woman's world on the AT

Coming out here, to the AT, I was nervous.   I was alone with my dog headed into the great unknown.
The trail is your teacher.  No matter how much you know or what plan to gain from it, it is the trail which guides and provides for you. 1,096 more words

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The Diabolic Duo

I did not see any turtles today. I was fantasizing about coffee and donuts this morning, and my car was spontaneously driving itself to Dunkin Donuts, when the podcast I was listening to started talking about good nutrition… 453 more words

Distance not Steepness this time on the AT

Arriving at the trail access for our second AT hike, driving past the main lot, the overflow lot, and then finally finding  a spot in the second overflow lot — I was overwhelmed by the number of hikers to this area. 211 more words



Good morning. I’ve been at the Budget Inn in Buena Vista VA for the last two nights. I’m waiting for an AT shuttle trail angel, Joe, to take me to Staunton VA and a train home. 193 more words

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Slack Packing and Thinking

We didn’t leave Miss Janet’s till about noon, getting us back to Spivey Gap around 12:45.  I took off in a hurry, I wanted to put as much space between me and everyone, getting some of that solo hiking in, also when I slack pack I like to keep my heart rate up for some cardio.  829 more words