Unfortunately, this blog will be a bit short as I’m recovering from what I hope to be a minor incident.
Day 13 – Bear’s Den Hostel to Harper’s Ferry (20 miles) (Into WV)
Day 14 – Harper’s Ferry to Cross Trails Hostel (4 miles) (Into MD)
Day 15 – Injury Timeout (0 miles)
Day 16 – One More Day (0 miles)
The Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail covers 500 miles and approximately a quarter of the entire trail. So, leaving VA is monumental for many, but since I started in Shenandoah it was only about 150 miles for me.
After clearing the Roller Coaster on Day 13, I had good conditions to pull off my first 20 mile day. Mid-morning I passed the lonely sign letting me know I was entering West Virginia. There’s some law requiring all hikers to sing a few bars of Country Roads, which I did: Almost heaven, ….
A little while later, near tragedy struck. I caught the bad side of a rock and twisted my ankle and hit the ground. You know what went through my head? “Down goes Frazier; down goes Frazier!”
Fortunately nothing was broken and I was able to hobble the final two miles to Harpers Ferry. I’m taking a couple days of rest and relaxation to let my ankle heal and I’ll be back on the trail on day 17.
So, a mushroom approaches a girl in a bar and offers to buy her a drink. She says she has no intention of getting involved with a mushroom. He says “I’m not just a mushroom, I’m really a fungi.”
Some of my friends:
…mountain mama; take me home…
Thanks for listening.
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