Since I have left Catawba VA I have had an interesting time. I hiked 14-18 miles a day to get to Buchanan VA. I ran into some highschool kids who were out for a overnight hike and were clueless about trail and campsite eticacy. They were very loud and kept the whole campsite up all night. They asked me where the trash cans were and when I said there are none you have to take it with you they decided to throw it in the privy.
After they left the trail was awesome! The views at tinker cliffs were great. Hopefully my pictures do it justice. Then I hiked through some nice forest to get to Daleville VA about 20 or so miles from Catawba VA. There I stayed at the Howard Johnson hotel.
The next day I hiked to the first shelter out of town then in the morning I hiked all the way to Buchanan VA. That was all planned to take me 3-4 days but was done in 2 basically.
I walked a portion of the way along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It follows the AT trail for a few miles. That is a small reason why I was able to get so far so fast and get so many great photos of the vistas.
I met some AWESOME dogs here at Middle Creek camp grounds.
How is the bug stuff you put on your clothes at the start of your hike holding up? Do you find its still working or are you being eaten alive out there?
Looks like a steady pace and all that fine bushcraft cooking is getting you down the trail quite nicely. Sorry to hear those Scouts had not learned good trail etiquette. Their behavior is a bad reflection on the leadership in that troop. Hopefully leadereship was observant as you were and caught on to the privvy trash dump and some of their other behaviors that are not the “Scout” way. In the meantime, want you to know we are enjoying your updates when you are able, Wishing you a safe and happy journey down the trail as you make your way. Best to you and Addie!!
Cooking on the train has been fun for sure!
I think it is wearing off now and soon I am going to need to redo it. Maybe in Waynesboro VA.
Checked out your site! Happy Trails🏕 Little Bird 🐥
Thanks for stopping by 😂