Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pearisburg Va to Daleville Va

Rain was the theme of this stretch. In fact, I'm pretty sure it rained at least some every day. Ended up just shelter hoping to make it easy on myself.

Passed over some notable landmarks like Dragon's Tooth and Mcafee Knob. Had rain for Dragons, which was probably the most technical hiking, or crawling I should really say thus far. Even had iron ladders in some places built right into the side of the rock. Was cloudy for Mcafee so I missed the view but at least it wasn't raining.

Stayed at 4 Pines Hostel, which operates out of an old 3 car garage. Awesome place. 10 of us disgusting smelly hikers went to The Home Place (just in time for the church crowd...whoops), which I seriously hope all current and/or former Blacksburg residents reading this have visited. Maybe it was the "hiker hunger" talking, but $14 for all you can eat chicken, potatoes, ham, green beans, biscuits, and ice cream and cobbler, amount other things..was easily the greatest food highlight so far.

Staying a night in Daleville (where I was bought a beer and got a free banana pudding just for being a thru hiker). 723 miles down, less then 300 to Harpers Ferry!


  1. 270 miles until I get to hike with you! Great Virginia pics, too!

  2. Deaf dogs, kissing ponies, banana pancakes, The Home Place,....and you still have lots to see and do! Good luck and keep up the great blog and hiking.

  3. Dave it's Kyle J. I saw Arthur tonight and he told me about your hike. How awesome! I just read through all of your posts and really enjoyed them. I wish I could have met up with you before you got so far north. Out of curiosity where do you plan to be around 5/25. I have Memorial Day off from work and could maybe come meet up with you for a few days...