6.8.15

Weekend update..,

Friday, Caty brought Aaron and Burton from Slippery Rock to Damascus VA.   Thanks so much Caty and thanks for meeting mom on Tuesday to get Burton.

So we didn’t get much hiking done on Friday, maybe 4 miles.  Saturday we did better, about 12.  Burton was just too tired to move. He is fine, just super tired.  Mom made the trek on Saturday “evening” to pick him up.

She said it was not fun trying to find us on White Top mountain. I thought I was clear, “where the trail crosses 58, 3.5 miles past the gas station.” Problem was that I thought it was past the gas station, but in fact she passed the spot going TO the gas station. Then she thought the VA Creepers trail was the AT.   Soooo, it took her a long time to find us (no cell signal and at this point it was 3am.)  Oh the McDonalds food was soo good.  A bacon ranch burger, double cheeseburger, 10 nuggets, chicken wrap, & peach pie for each of us. .

Aaron likes it so far.  Fog makes for great pics (and may drown out the banjos).  It is really great to hike with a friend.  Thanks for joining Aaron. Will be a great time the next few weeks!

As of the morning of 6/8, I am about 512 miles from Springer Mountain in GA.  Average dropped a little, now just under 20 miles a day.  A day and a half in Damascus and a slower day Saturday because we were not going to carry Burton.   Hope to pick up the average a little in the next week or 2.  About 25% through the hike as far as distance.  It will be slower going in New England.

I don't know why it took Momma Bear 2 hours to find this sign!  Was within 10 miles of it and passed it like 10 times she said.  It was right next to the street!  Oh yeah, something about deer, opossum and raccoon jumping out in the street. We were RIGHT here, "where the AT crosses 58, at the sign."

I don’t know why it took Momma Bear 2 hours to find this sign! Was within 10 miles of it and passed it like 10 times she said. It was right next to the street! Oh yeah, something about deer, opossum and raccoon jumping out in the street. We were RIGHT here, “where the AT crosses 58, at the sign.”

Caty's picture of Damascus.

Caty’s picture of Damascus.

Damascus viddles

Damascus viddles

June 5th or 6th. Probably the 5th, Burton was too tired on the 6th

June 5th or 6th. Probably the 5th, Burton was too tired on the 6th

June 5, Burton is still hang in there

June 5, Burton is still hang in there

OK, this must be June 6.  He just did not want to hike any more

OK, this must be June 6. He just did not want to hike any more

Def June 6.  He is not moving until Grandma Momma Bear gets him.

Def June 6. He is not moving until Grandma Momma Bear gets him.

I think he herds the longhorn.  So VA

I think he herds the longhorn. So VA

And this is what we run into when the fog lifts. So VA

And this is what we run into when the fog lifts. So VA

Uh Oh. He sees us.

Uh Oh. He sees us.

Whoever built this, thanks.  Southern VA

Whoever built this, thanks. Southern VA

And around the bend this is what we see.  Weekend of 6/6

And around the bend this is what we see. Weekend of 6/6

The mini horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

The mini horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

Aaron and the horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

Aaron and the horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

Aaron and the horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

Aaron and the horses. So VA weekend of 6/6

Hey there fella

Hey there fella

Speechless

Speechless

Aaron is on the left.

Aaron is on the left.

Where's the trail?

Where’s the trail?

Do ya dare me to jump on one?

Do ya dare me to jump on one?

I am NOT jumping on one of these.  Not without an audience anyway

I am NOT jumping on one of these. Not without an audience anyway

 

 

2 thoughts on “6.8.15”

  1. Best wishes for a Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
    Great photos! Wishing you a safe and most memorable trip.
    Love, Aunt Steph and Uncle Mike

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