Tune-Up Hike #2

May 2, 2017 smokebeard 0

Saturday’s Tune-Up Hike #1 was an 11 mile roadwalk with the RI North South Trail Association – doing the Rt-14 to Vasa Park stretch.   I threw about 25lbs into the pack including water and snacks, and managed just under […more]

Flashback – AT99 – April 28

April 28, 2017 smokebeard 0

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

April 24, 2017 smokebeard 0

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

April 18, 2017 smokebeard 0

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]