We made our way out of camp and towards Atkins by 8am. The hike was mostly easy terrain, with some minor elevation change. We eventually started seeing farms and hearing the familiar highway noise of I-81. The Relax Inn is right off an exit and the trail goes through an underpass here.
We finished up the 12.5 miles of the hike around 12:30pm. We were surprised again by some extra maildrop boxes! Thanks Dave/Rach/Alex/Jacob, Mark, Cyndi, Mom/Dad, and Amazon.com (well ok fine maybe the last two weren’t a surprise)! What another awesome day of trail magic – we super appreciate it.
We spent the rest of the hanging out in this lovely motel and celebrating Memorial Day weekend. Thankfully there was a convenience store next door.
We are back on the trail tomorrow. We have about 4 days of hiking to hit Pearisburg, VA. That will conclude what’s considered the “Southwest Virginia” section of the state.
Vital stats :
Mood – thankful for all the trail magic from you guys
Physical state – good
Smell – like a tiny tiny bar of cheap soap from a motel
Song stuck in my head – Why’d You Only Call Me Why You’re High by the Arctic Monkeys