1700 miles completed

Jim evacuated Florida to escape Hurricane Irma and came up here to be with me. I’d like to think that after seeing me last weekend he just couldn’t stay away.

I decided not to blog to much so I could spend most of my down time with him. So I will just be adding some of the highlights.

I have heard that my house is mostly fine. I have lost some shingles and my avocado tree.

Saturday September 9, 2017

Massie Gap 23.5 miles

Total mileage 1688.7

Hiked half way into Grayson Highlands State Park. This is where Jim picked me up. I didn’t see any ponies today so hopefully tomorrow.

This is Hurricane Shelter. How appropriate!?!?

Sunday September 10, 2017

VA 859 Grassy Creek Rd 17.3 miles

Total mileage 1706

I saw ponies!!! It was a super cold windy morning. I would guess with the wind chill it was in the upper 30’s. We were over 5000 feet in elevation in some areas. We ran into a group of young boys out for the weekend and they were shocked to see that we were in shorts.

This is Fatman Squeeze. The trail goes right through here.

Selfie of me. Hehe!

Monday September 11, 2017

Damascus, VA 15.1 miles

Total mileage 1721.1

Finally Damascus! Almost the end of Virginia and less than 500 miles to go!

I am thankful that all of my family is safe and I haven’t heard of anyone I know being injured.

4 thoughts on “1700 miles completed

  1. I’m so glad to hear that your home and loves ones survived Irma! Congrats on 1700 miles! You’re almost there. 🙂 Nice shots of the ponies.

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  2. You totally rock! I’m so happy for your continued success. Love the pony and selfie shots.

    And I’m so glad that your home had only minor damage. It was pretty scary as Irma approached, even for those of us who were far away. I hope the trail will be nice and damage-free for all the hikers, but especially for you. 🙂


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