Elevation Gain: 3,996 feet
Great breakfast today of scrambled eggs and bacon that I cooked up for myself, Taylor, and Murph. Very enjoyable, to say the least!
Next up we were driven on a beautiful scenic road next to a rushing creek to start the slackpack back to the hostel. Beautiful hike, first climbing to the top of the ridge then a very long ridgewalk before dropping down into Pearisburg.
I ran into 2 section hikers: Ragnar and Muffin Man who gave me some awesome trail magic, thank you so much!
Also big thanks to Hiker Haven by cutting me a huge deal on slackpacking since I organized a bunch of food in the fridge and the hiker boxes. You guys are so awesome! Amazingly so!
I made a huge taco salad dinner that was super tasty. I ended up sharing with Taylor and Murph, my new best friends, apparently. Hiking is so funny. I’ve run into both of them a couple very brief times on the trail and now we finally got a chance to hang out and we’ve really hit it off. Hoping to try to hike with them for at least a couple of days to get to know them better, we shall see how it works out.
I received a patch today since I stayed so many nights at the hostel! Haha, pretty hilarious! Thanks so much! Going to be hard to leave this place tomorrow.