Today was totally amazing! It started out at Baileys Gap Shelter. The night was cold, but it warmed up quickly during the day and the sky cleared. It was absolutely perfect hiking weather.
I made pretty good time and had another 15 mile day! There was one big climb up Peters Mountain which included lots of switchbacks.
I met several southbound section hikers today. Now I know I’m not the only one. I met Mr Potato Head and Two Whoppers. They’re both ahead of me now but I might see them in town tomorrow. I’m headed into Pearisburg to do some shopping and make some repairs.
The views from up on top of the ridge were totally amazing today. I hiked through an old apple orchard with open views into West Virginia.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #7 (5/15/19)
Start – Bailey Gap Shelter (660.2)
End – Stealth Camp / Spring (645.2)
Today’s mileage: 15.0
Total section miles: 84.6
Total miles on AT: 801.0
Section avg daily miles: 12.1
Did you notice? I made a big milestone today. 800 miles!
Things will get better – despite our efforts to improve them. – Will Rogers