We headed out of the hostel by 7:30am while most of the youths were still snoozing away drunkenly. We had an extra mile or so today from town to get back to the trail. Yesterday we were fortunate enough to get a lift into town from a church group who is doing a portion of the trail together called Y-Wam (I think?). We have chatted with them a few times and they’ve been really nice. Anyway, we had heavy packs from the resupply. We just go nuts at the grocery store when we buy supplies and get way too much. It’s always fun to eat it all though after we lug it up the mountain. The trail traversed through a yard and then some wooded areas right by some industrial plants outside Pearisburg.
We ascended out of town, which is always steep it seems. We encountered this little guy on the trail.
We had a couple nice views from some of the ridges today. We were basically right on the Virginia-West Virginia state line on this ridge. I think we stay on the border for a bit here (but don’t actually go into WV for quite a while).