AT Update: 13 – The First Frost

Virginia is long, but I am going fast. I’ve been doing better than 100 miles a week, and it feels great. Most of the days lately have begun with a climb up to a ridge, followed by several hours of easy walking to the next notch, where I either stop for lunch or set up…

AT Update: 12 – Part 2: Part 1

I don’t think northern Virginia likes me. When this whole thing started many moons ago, I hiked through thirty or so miles in a thunderstorm that stopped when I reached West Virginia. This time, I had a couple of muggy, but otherwise pleasant days before it rained for a whole. Damn. Week. I had anticipated…