Alpacas πŸ¦™ Day #16

Alpaca Farm & AT Hostel

Today I left the Quarterway Inn and hiked 10 miles to Atkins, VA. I’m at the Long Neck Lair for the night, sleeping in my hammock after a shower and dinner at the local Mexican restaurant.

Alpacas

I covered the 10 miles in 7 hours, in spite of lots of up and downs; I even almost stepped on a black snake crossing the trail.

Oops 😬 Almost stepped on you!
I passed the 1/4 mark for northbound hikers (3/4 for southbound).

NOBO

SOBO

And finally, I hiked through the area where tragedy struck only about 10 days ago.

Memorial to Stronghold and the Canadian hikers injured in the attack

AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #16 (5/24/19)
Start – Quarterway Inn (555.7)
End – Long Neck Lair (545.7)
Today’s mileage: 10.0
Total section miles: 184.1
Total miles on AT: 900.5
Section avg daily miles: 11.5
β€œZeros” taken: 1
Section avg w/o zeros: 12.3
Distance to Damascus: 75.1

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

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