Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia
Once again, long time, no blog. I have fallen far, far behind on not only this but also journaling every night. Just having tooo good of a time!
I don’t even know where I last left off. It has rained dang near every day for the past three and a half weeks. No biggie. The hiking version of WeFest occurred, which lived up to the hype, I was able to check off North Carolina and Tennessee, ran into a lil bear trouble getting into Virginia. Three states down, 11 to go baby!
Trail Days – Damascus
This hiker-fest is hosted and put on by the good people of the town of Damascus. Some of the most kind and genuine people live there, putting up a whole lot of hiker trash for four days and nights. It is WeFest in the mountains, the town growing from 800 people to 20,000 coming through within the span of a week. (These numbers are not completely accurate; if you have questions please direct them toward either Good Wood or the Damascus PD). Anyway, the weekend is full of free food, live music and dancing, outfitter giveaways, and much more. Including a corn hole tourney that Gigs and I came in sixth place for!
The town was incredible. Most hikers stay in tent city, where they had a place to do laundry and shower. There were numerous hiker feeds as well, just ginormous portions of food for everyone there. It was an absolute blast.
We met a fantastic trail angel by the name of Uncle Hooyah. Hooyah had given us a hitch a week before and resides in Damascus. He let us come over after trail days to shower, do laundry, and rest up for the night before dropping us back off on trail. Thank you again. Can’t wait for you to get out and hike with us.
Have had the pleasure of having multiple visitors over the past few weeks. Team Lead Kelsey came out and tackled three days of trail with the trail fam.
Thank you for coming out and battling all the elements to hike with me and the gang. Was so great having you around.
Wallace and the Big Cat
The boys came out this past week and brought the sunshine with them. They got to experience perfect weather and a great stretch of the trail.
Want to give a shout-out to Tommy and Ty of D-Team. The two of them just completed their bike trip, traveling from Denver to Patagonia. They were a huge inspiration when I began planning my own adventure. Listening to their podcast (The Spoken Tour) on my drive to summer class as well as getting back in the gym following neck surgery. Congratulations fellas, what a rad experience, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your journey.
Have been off the grid for a while so once again sorry I haven’t been able to post or be in touch.
Thank you all for the love and support.
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