Roughly a quarter of the Appalachian trail is within Virginia, and though we hear that some hikers hit the doldrums here, we have found it to be a varied and interesting section. This is certainly due in part to the support from my family during our last section. My mom and sister drove to near Glasgow, a town that would have required a difficult hitchhike for two hikers and a dog. We were met with cold lemonade, fresh fruit, chimichangas and an wonderful array of vegetables. We spent the night in Lynchburg and were able to dine and resupply. The next town, about four days north, was Waynesboro, where my dad picked us up for a similar treatment. The support and familiar faces were a huge morale boost. We send heartfelt thanks!
Here is a selection of pictures from the this stretch: