Wednesday September 13, 2017
Shady Valley, TN 21.2 miles
Total mileage 1742.3
I took a zero yesterday to avoid the rain from Hurricane Irma and spend the time with Jim. Since he is still here this will just be a quick post. I’ve said goodbye to Virginia and I’m now in Tennessee.
I slackpacked today in a north direction. It was a really beautiful day.
Today I am thankful for Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Yum! Yum!
Thursday September 14, 2017
US 321 Hampton, TN 20.5 miles
Total mileage 1762.8
Today I slackpacked south into Hampton, TN. It was not an easy day. The trail felt like a roller-coaster. It was up down up down all day. Nothing steep just little stuff all day long.
It was also a crappy day. We started in the misty rain, which didn’t last long. Then after lunch it started in with the musty rain again and was chilly.
The day just didn’t seem like it was going to end.
The bottom inscription on this tumbstone says “Lived alone, suffered alone, died alone.
Today I am thankful that the day did end and I can get off my feet.