Virginia Triple Crown Day #3

Puffin @ The Dragons Tooth

I have now completed the “VA Triple Crown.” Tinker Cliffs, McAfees Knob and The Dragons Tooth are all behind me.

Straight up the rock face

I slackpacked 15+ miles today; hiked back to Jake and Kristi’s from Catawba. The rain started after the momentous climb to the Dragons Tooth and continued all day. When I finally finished I was a drowned rat.

I really enjoyed the Brush Mtn Wilderness, the second half of the hike. The trail was well groomed. I even found some trail magic and got a Starbucks Vanilla Late just before descending off the ridge.

I’ll be doing laundry tomorrow and laying low until all the thunderstorms pass through. Tomorrow will at most be a nero.

AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #3 (5/11/19)
Start – VA Rte 624 (703.9)
End – VA Rte 621 (688.7)
Today’s mileage: 15.2
Total section miles: 41.0
Total miles on AT: 757.5
Section avg daily miles: 13.7

The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting. – Walt Disney

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