The morning started with this ominous sign:
The elevation profile…plus it was really rocky terrain:
Only occasionally did I get a decent view.
A big milestone today; 1000 miles completed.
This is the very cool Bears Den hostel owned by the ATC. It was a nice place to take a break out of the sun and meet some friends who drove from 2hrs away to hike with me!
My longtime friend Gus and his wife Christy hiked a great 7mike section of trail with me on a warm steamy day.
Yet another Milestone, Entering West Virginia.
The Blackburn AT center is owned by the ATC and very hospitable to Thru Hikers. There’s a fantastic screened in porch with lots of Adirondack chairs, a solar shower, cold sodas..what more could a hiker want?