We woke up and hit the trail by about 7:15am. Most of the trail we covered today was pretty standard, winding through national forest areas, over small streams and creeks, and near interesting stuff. In this case we walked past the Brown Mountain Creek Community area (where some former slaves lived post-Civil war) and the Lynchburg reservoir. We got to US 60 around 11:30, where we got a shuttle to Buena Vista (after some minor shuttle shenanigans). We are staying at the Blue Dog Art Cafe, which has a small hostel in an upstairs apartment. It’s decent for a hostel.
The most exciting things that happened in town today were getting my new sneakers and eating a crapton of town food.
This is a short stay, as we are back on the trail tomorrow as we are pushing hard to hit the next town, Waynesboro, by Wednesday. The next couple days look pretty challenging and the weather is supposed to be stinking hot down here, so I predict I will burn off those 1200 delicious calories of dessert pretty fast.
Vital stats :
Miles hiked today – 10.6
Milestone – 800 miles boom
Mood – sugar comarific
Physical state – sugar coma
Smell – Peanut Butter Fudge Core is straight oozing out of my pores
Song stuck in my head – Pneumonic by Jakob