Anyone interested in doing 42 miles on the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia? This will be another section hike, from Bland to Pearisburg. We will leave (Nashville) on Friday morning (Oct 15, 2010) and return Monday night (Oct 18), if work schedules allow.
Expect fall colors, crisp air, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and brilliant blue skies. October is a perfect month for backpacking.
Friday, drive over to Bland and hike approximately 6 miles and find a "wild" campsite.
Saturday, hike approx 14 miles to a "real" campsite near Kimberling Creek.
Sunday, hike approx 12 miles to Wood's Hole Hostel. They serve family-style dinner and breakfast to hikers and have rustic hostel accommodations and nice B&B accommodations. Your choice.
Monday, hike 10 miles to Pearisburg; drive back to Nashville.
Questions? Folks from other locales can meet us if they like. Last month we had a great group of 6 hikers.