“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” – E. E. Cummings
Miles hike today 18.9. Total miles hiked 467.
Hugh dropped us hikers off this morning at 7:20 AM. The weather was cool, so it was perfect hiking.
There were no views today, it was all forest hiking. But we did come across some very cool rock walls. These walls have been here for forever. Some predate the civil war.
Then after hiking 15.6 miles we hit the Roller Coaster! The Roller Coaster is a 13.5 mile section of trail in Northern Virginia of tightly packed ascents and descents. We only had 3.3 miles of the coaster before we met Hugh. So tomorrow will finish it.
While doing the Roller Coaster I met Richard who is an ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) volunteer. He was walking the trail and making notes of blow downs (trees that fall over the trail) to be taken care of later by other volunteers. It was interesting talking with him and it made the last 3 miles go by fast. Thank goodness because it was the first part of the Roller Coaster.
Ready to go to sleep, so I’ll be ready for the last 10.8 miles of the roller coaster.