May 11

Day 42 US 52 to Stealth Stream (22.1 miles) 612.2 miles total

We have now raised more than $15,000 for the charities I’m hiking for. With pledges totaling $25/mile, we’ll get to $55,000…assuming I am able to make it to Maine. Thanks to each of you for your support. Your generously amazes and inspires me.

Hostel stay was OK except for the fact that proprietor almost forgot to do my laundry (included in price) and TV didn’t work this AM!

Got to trail about half hour later than planned due to laundry delay. Not raining which is nice.

View leaving Bland.

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I made a stop at Trent’s Grocery this afternoon, Trent’s is in middle of nowhere but only half mile from trail. They are known amongst hikers for their burgers. Well worth the stop and was even able to hitch ride back to trail.

Rain began about 6 so I set up camp soon after that. Couple miles short of where I was hoping to be. 22 miles tomorrow into Pearisburg.

Forecast for tomorrow is more rain. Starting to wonder if I am supposed to be building an ark instead of doing this hike!

Happy trails!

2 thoughts on “May 11

  1. You have had way too much rain and we need it here. Will be waiting for your call when you get to P. No pkg. there from me, I didn’t realize how close you were to that so we will have to pick the next one!! Sorry. Keep on truckin’.

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