Started the day with another great breakfast at the Lazy Fox. I think our host Ginny prepares grits in a way that most people would love.
Ran a few errands in Damascus….picking up some food, batteries, and sending home our summer gear. The errands coupled with the breakfast made for a late start of 10:45…far later than we would have liked.
Smooth trail for most of the day, not much ups and downs….maybe one of the easier days on the trail in general. Got in to the shelter earlier than expected..while it was still light.
Nice weather today..only a couple sprinkles in the afternoon. Temps were probably in the 50’s while walked.
We got mouse traps at the Dollar General store in town and set them up in the shelter. Caught two before 7:30.
Sweet Pea’s new shoes hurt her feet and ankles unfortunately…not sure how they will work for her.
Coldest feeling night yet. Very glad we have our zero degree sleeping bags. It will definitely be below freezing tonight.
Crossed the VA/TN line today. We entered VA on the 1st of October and left on the 31st..exactly one month. 548 miles of the trail are in VA. Good to move on.
Daily Distance: 18.5
Trip Distance: 1,733.9