We spent part of our time hiking, part of our time being tourists in Lynchburg, and part of our time chilling at the RV. Ashleigh has a cute apartment right smack dab in downtown Lynchburg…it is close to a really great trail (Blackwater Creek) and the farmer’s market. We walked some of the trail and went to the farmer’s market to check out what they had. We walked away with eggplant and donuts (what a combination!) She gave us a car tour of Liberty University (her new employer) and took us to a great used bookstore. I had scoped out a few hiking trails for us and we were able to hike together twice. Another time, Dan and I hiked by ourselves while Ashleigh worked.
I was pleased as punch that we were able to hike a very small part of the AT. Our friend Jerry is currently hiking the AT and at last count, had less than 150 miles to go.
|Thumbs up for the AT|
|Foggy day in the mountains|
|After the fog lifted, we had some beautiful views|
|A trickle of a waterfall|
|Fall was in the area but flowers were still in bloom|
|James River Foot Bridge|
|There she goes!|
|And here comes Dan|
|It was good to be in the woods - James River Face Wilderness/AT|
|Yep - this is it|
We checked the shelter log book for our friend Jerry’s entry. He came thru the area in early June…the log book in the shelter was from late June. Oh well - it was very interesting reading the different entries. One girl had hiked 26.3 miles and was debating on whether she was going to go to the next shelter…another 8+ miles. Geesh - that’s a lot of miles!
|Happy Fall Ya'll!|
|You know I love "back" pictures|
|Ash and I|