I left War Spur this morning about 8 am; had a nice breakfast with others at the shelter.
Started out the day with about a 2,000 ft climb to the ridge at over 4,000 ft. Then it got cold. 🥶 My watch said 38 degrees and the wind was howling! Cell reception was spotty but I think I got my blog posted. I took a little video at Wind Rock up on top.
The last part of my day was a 3 mile descent through a rock field. Although there were some nice ferns.
The 8.8 mile hike to Bailey Gap turned out to be a tough one. Tomorrow looks to be easier. I’m hoping to do 11+ miles and camp along the WV/VA border on top of the ridge.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #6 (5/14/19)
Start – War Spur Shelter(669.0)
End – Bailey Gap Shelter (660.2)
Today’s mileage: 8.8
Total section miles: 69.6
Total miles on AT: 786.0
Section avg daily miles: 11.6
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks. – Will Rogers