Flashback – AT99 – April 28

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Thank you Thomas Smith, even though you were ‘colored’, you fought for our country. Managed to escape Pearisburg – or forced myself to leave.   Terrible weather + great church hostel w/ woodstove.   Pearisburg is an interesting place – […more]

Flashback – AT99 – Apr 24

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Jenny Knob Shelter, N of Bland, VA.  17.3 today. Here with Dodger, who isn’t annoying at the moment.  Had a long, dusty day, but it wasn’t too bad – mostly flat.  VA is nice. Feet are bugging me, so I […more]

Flashback – AT99 – April 18

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Wise Shelter – Grayson Highlands Great day!   Cloudy and gloomy, with flurries.  Once I got past Mt Rogers (highest in VA) the trail entered a big heath, with few trees and a lot of big open spaces.  Very remote […more]

Flashback – AT99 – April 15

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Damascus!   The promised land.    (note the picture is recent – there was a call out for money because the Place had been falling down, I think people raised something like $40K to fix it up!) Pulled 18 to […more]

Flashback – AT99 – Apr 12

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Watauga Lake Shelter Chilly, 40 deg F, clear. Walked all day with Oreo (the dog I rescued/fed/adopted).  Went through Laurel Fork Gorge – very cool w/ a big waterfall.  Dog and I had a bit of a swim.   After […more]