Day 61 Bearfence Mtn Hut to Rock Spring Hut (11.5 miles) 927.9 miles total
I took the lazy hiker distance today. Knew from first mile of the AM that I wasn’t going to the 22 mile hut!
Saw 4 deer today. One was a doe with a day(s) old fawn. Still a bit wobbly on its legs. That pic was no good unfortunately.
The accessibility of the wayside restaurants in the Shenandoahs is very convenient. Very difficult to leave and get hiking again however. Like a vortex that sucks you in.
Since I was only going a few miles past wayside, I brought a 6-pack of Bud with me. Heavy hiking with the extra weight today. Fortunately will be much lighter tomorrow.
Couple other hikers I talked with today have the VA blues (as do I). Just getting tired of the day after day hiking. Burnt out, hit a wall, whatever you want to call it.
If you can see the notch by top of mtn in below pic, I think that is very close to where I tented last night.
Tomorrow will be my last day of hiking until Monday! Perfect time for a 4 day break.
Our daughter, Brooke, is picking me up tonight. Staying in Baltimore tonight and tomorrow, fly to Fargo Friday, Ashley and Zach wedding Saturday, fly back Sunday, and back on the trail Monday.