It is 5:21 am. In a few hours, we load up the truck and start heading south. Our first destination today will be Damascus, VA to see what all the hoopla is all about for Trail Days. We have reservations for a room in nearby Bristol, VA for the night. To say I am anxious is accurate.
So many things go through your head. Do we have everything? Will the "kids" be alright? Will Ginger hate us forever for not bringing her? These are the questions that wake you up at 0430. So you might as well get up and get going.
I'm going over the daily "plan". I have no idea if we will be able to accomplish the daily miles I have figured out. The good thing is, we don't have to. We will do what we can do and it will all work out in the end. It always does on the trail.
I will be trying to update on Postholer daily. I hope I am able to. It will probably be short, with little detail, but I will be taking written notes and will update here and the trailjournals.com page later.
I will also most likely be recording every mile walked, whether it is white blaze, approach trail, blue blaze or road walk. Every step counts in this hike. Just ask my feet. The true AT miles will be recorded at the TJ site.
So here we go.