I hiked down off Mt Rogers today, starting at about 5,400 ft and ended up at Lost Mountain Shelter at about 3,400 ft. The vistas continued until after I ate lunch around Buzzards Rock.
To my surprise, I ran into “Trouble” on the trail. He and I hiked together for about 3 days in Pennsylvania last summer. It was awesome to see him again.
I’m with an interesting crew at this shelter. Teddy Bear is a Triple Crowner who has great stories about hiking the CDT. Everyone is sharing stories and telling about their highlights of the trail. It’s been a fantastic evening.
I’m one day’s hike from Damascus; if God is willing, I’ll finish this section tomorrow! 🙏🏻
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #22 (5/30/19)
Start — Thomas Knob Shelter (499.0)
End — Lost Mountain Shelter (486.6)
Today’s Mileage: 12.4
Total Section Miles: 243.2
Total Miles on AT: 958.6
Section Avg. Daily Miles: 11.1
“Zeros” Taken: 2
Section Avg. w/o Zeros: 12.2
Distance to Damascus: 16.0
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. — Abraham Lincoln