I am now entering the Mt Rogers area, which includes Grayson Highlands. I’ve heard from many NOBO’s about the misbehaving bears in the area. Many have lost their food, even with perfect bear bag hangs. Bear boxes are now installed at all of the shelters, so I’m hopping from one to the next.
Consequently, I only did 10 miles today. Good thing I’m a little ahead of schedule.
I’m at Trimpi Shelter tonight. There are lots of others here too.
Tomorrow should be another short one as well.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #19 (5/27/19)
Start — Mt Rogers Nat. Rec. HQ (534.2)
End — Trimpi Shelter (524.2)
Today’s Mileage: 10.0
Total Section Miles: 205.6
Total Miles on AT: 922.0
Section Avg. Daily Miles: 10.8
“Zeros” Taken: 2
Section Avg. w/o Zeros: 12.1
Distance to Damascus: 53.6
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. — Charles Darwin