Tuesday September 5, 2017
Atkins, VA 18.1 miles
Total mileage 1645.8
When I wake up this morning in my tent it feels pretty cold. Once I get up and moving it doesn’t seem that bad. My tent is dry and easy to pack up. I head out at 6:50 using my headlight.
The day seemed long and tiring after yesterday and by the end of the day my feet are sore. They were feeling better after the shorter days and slackpacking while Jim was here, but I killed them after doing 45 miles in the last two days! 🙁
I walk through cow pasture. I should say tip toe through. Because holy shit there is a lot of SHIT. I mean massive piles or long running trails of it like the cow was walking and pooping at the same time. Now that is talent!
In one pasture there are cows on both sides of the well worn hiking trail. Close to the trail! I even walk off trail not to get to close to them. Do they charge? I was hoping I wouldn’t find out! They just look at me like I am crazy for walking through a cow pasture and I think I MUST BE!
I am staying in town tonight at a motel and taking tomorrow off since the weather looks bad. This will be my first zero since flipping back down south 27 days ago. I am really looking forward to the rest.
I am thankful for making it to to town before the rain started.