Keeping on- Erwin to Damascus

We’ve made it to trail town, USA! Damascus, Virginia. We are at mile 469ish and slack packing a little over 20 miles tomorrow. Should be nice, we are trying to rest up some sore joints and feet.

We headed out of Erwin after four (4!!!!) zero days in Raleigh with some friends. We met up with Wook and stayed another night at Cantarosso Farms, which I would strongly reccomend to any other hikers going through Erwin! They will pick you up from the trail so don’t worry about walking there, just give them a call. Very clean and comfortable accommodations. Some of the best money I’ve spent on trail! $25/person each night if you have 2-5 people!


The first few days back were strange. After taking the few days off trail we suddenly were in a bubble where we recognized almost no one. It was a little sad and lonely but now that we’ve aquatinted ourselves with the new bubble it’s totally awesome again! image


We’ve out of North Carolina and Tennessee!


imageWe’ve seen some beautiful sites, pulled our longest day (19 miles) and suffered through some rain. Mostly it’s all good  I’ve had some foot pain and the middle toe on my other foot has gone nearly completely numb. Someone says it might be a fit issue with my shoe but the shoe feels like it fits just fine so it’s hard to say. image


Sometimes a good soak in a cold stream helps everything!

The he best part about the trail right now is that everything is in bloom, the other best part is hiking along every day and running into all your trail friends. Even better is getting into town and grabbing a drink with them! imageimage


cheers from trail town! We’ll be back in a week for trail days! Here’s hoping Lil Santa asks me to Hiker Prom!

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