News… Day #4

Today’s a day to spend indoors waiting for the weather to pass. Here’s the weather radar at 7:30 am.

I’ll be doing laundry and reading until later this afternoon. It’s only 1 1/2 miles (uphill) to the next shelter, so I’ll head out there this afternoon. Today’s a “Nero” (Near Zero), in hiker terms; essentially a rest day. Oops 😬. Changed plans. I actually ended up hiking a lot further. I’m stealth camping next to the trail on top of the ridge at almost 4,000 ft.

And now the news: Hikers attacked on the Appalachian Trail! This happened about 100 miles further down the trail, but I’m headed that way. The link below is to the local news with all the details.

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/southwest-virginia/two-assaulted-on-appalachian-trail-in-wythe-county

And after that cheery news, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms.

AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #4 (5/12/19)
Start – VA Rte 621 (688.7)
End – Stealth Camp (681.1)
Today’s mileage: 7.6
Total section miles: 48.6
Total miles on AT: 765.1
Section avg daily miles: 12.2

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ― Michelangelo

One thought on “News… Day #4

  1. Yipe! Read things in the wrong order. Saw the story about the attack first then came to the blog to make sure you’re ok. Whew. Scary. Be careful out there!

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