The Symbolic 1/2 way point tomorrow!
We put Virginia in our rear view mirror today! Our 14 + mile hike has us 6.3 from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Once we pick up Greyhound tomorrow, we’ll be a complete family unit heading for Crampton Gap Shelter at mile 1033.5 in our 80th day. Doing the math, we’ll be at 12.9 miles per day, which would potentially have us finishing on August 28th if we can maintain that pace!!
We’re staying at the Stoney Brook Organic Farm & Hostel.
To say Stoney Brook is a unique Hostel, would be an injustice to the word unique. It’s operated by the 12 tribes spiritual community and they are truly a gentle and generous people. Their children are home schooled and are a true reflection of what their core beliefs are. Today there was a lot of talk about being gentle, and it shows oh so well in the children and their interactions when their parents aren’t watching. Snake is with Mountain Goat and I and we shared in their spiritual gathering and then divided at dinner to enjoy the company of a family group. It was a neat experience.
After leaving Bear’s Den Hostel this morning, fellow hiker Snake got a picture of Mtn. Goat at Bear’s Den Overlook. While at Bear’s Den Hostel, we all got the “Hikers Special”. It consisted of a bunk, a shower, laundry, a pizza, a soda & a pint of ice cream….all for $30.
This place looked more like a castle than a Hostel! Complete with 8′ stone walls around the property. I have planned a Hostel Awards post for a future post, highlighting some of the best of what our Hostel stays have been about. They’re all special in some unique way!
Today’s Hike is History, Tomorrow’s Hike’s a Mystery.
Right now is a gift and why it’s called the Present!
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