So what’s a zero? A rest day, hiking 0 miles, and that was today.
I woke up to pouring rain and thunderstorms, So it was a pleasure to spend the day indoors.
Made a trip to the post office and Pearis Merchantile. They had an amazing selection for hikers; bought a new belt and cooling towel. Supposedly a heat wave is on the way! 🥵
Went to the Mexican restaurant across the road for dinner.
I’m planning on an early start in the morning. It’s off to Woods Hole Hostel tomorrow. It has a reputation as one of the best hostels on the AT.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #9 (5/17/19)
Start – Pearisburg,VA (637.0)
End – Pearisburg,VA (637.0)
Today’s mileage: 0.0
Total section miles: 92.8
Total miles on AT: 809.2
Section avg daily miles: 10.3
“Zeros” taken: 1
Section avg w/o zeros: 11.6
“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.”