Why are there not more benches?

Day 87

VA 621 to Stealth Site 8.9 miles AT mile 698.5

Card of the day – 6 of Cups

As day 86 had been an unexpected zero we headed out for breakfast and a lazy start.

Shuttle booked for 11 and we were on trail 1145.

The smell of pine was heavy in the air which made for a nice change.  As usual there was a massive mountain but at least this one has switch backs.  Once again there were some benches at the top which were nice.  Then came the rain and I was taken aback by the smell of it.  I love the smell of rain and mixed with the pine it smelt like Christmas.

As with most of the walking recently there were ridges and this means views off the ridges, but also rocks bolder and stones to make your way over.

It was about 5.30 when we got to the last water point in the day.  There was a lovely camp site there to.  There was also thunder in the distance and it sounded narley! The next part of the hike was up and over dragons tooth, some where I did not want to be at in a thunder storm.

I opted to make camp and Flash and Wolverine did not take long to join me.  (Not so) Crazy also joined us (I don’t think I quite have his trail name right?)

I got a fire going and we just chatted for a few hours.

The rain and thunder seemed to hold off after the initial down pour, but you have to go with your gut on these things.

The guys made plans to get up at 3am to hit the top and dawn and I told them I would catch them in the day some time.

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Comments 1

  • Draggin’ Tail : Jun 7th

    1) nice click bait….. no mention of benches. And, B) “more benches”?? Why don’t we just pave the sucker and put in escalators. SMH

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