Monthly Archives: April 2011

Please Sir, May I Have Some Morels?

We recently passed through Daleville, Virginia, which is mostly a few shopping centers off of I-81 just north of Roanoke. The large, modern supermarket there was enough to give us hikers some culture shock. It was all we could do … Continue reading

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A Blog Post in Two Acts

Act I: Woods Hole and Pearisburg – A Comparison Last week we had planned to camp a few miles outside of Pearisburg, VA and hike in the next morning for hot coffee before settling in to a motel for resupply … Continue reading

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25% Done & 17 Morels

A few days ago our expedition passed the quarter way mark. That’s over 550 miles. We were really excited about it, but there hasn’t been any place to celebrate it. The trail in Virginia is supposed to be flatter and … Continue reading

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The Art of the Resupply

One of the most common questions we received prior to our adventure was how we would get food along the way. In the early stages of our trip, resupplying typically entailed an overnight in town every week or so with … Continue reading

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We Are In Virginia! and Willett treed a bear…

We have just passed two huge milestones on our journey. The first is that we have left Tennessee, and also recently North Carolina, behind. We reached Damascus, VA exactly one month to the day from our departure. We are really … Continue reading

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Epic Weatherfest

Since departing Erwin, TN our journey to Damascus has entailed hiking in every sort of weather imaginable, testing the limits of both our gear and our fortitude. Here is the daily play by play: Thursday–We left Erwin with full bellies … Continue reading

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Big Bald and BBQ

As Anne has mentioned, the days we hiked between Hot Springs, NC and Erwin, TN were extremely foggy. We couldn’t see more than a few yards for hours on end. It had a strange effect on our ability to measure … Continue reading

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