Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel Complete!

It would be a major understatement to say that the 61 mile hike from Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel went better than the 80 miles Deep Woods and I did just last month...physically anyway.  With the exception of the 9-1/2 mile ride I had remaining on the Roller Coaster on the last day, the … Continue reading Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel Complete!

Southern Shenandoah’s (and more) Are Complete!

The 80 miles from Rockfish Gap / I-64 up to Thornton Gap in the Shenandoah's are complete!  Took a couple of attempts but we finally checked off the remaining 20 miles in the extreme southern end of the park.  Loonie's sister came along with us for this one.  It was perfect hiking weather...in complete contrast … Continue reading Southern Shenandoah’s (and more) Are Complete!

Finally Back on the AT: Pen Mar Rd to Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Part 1

It should come as no surprise that not much has gone according to plan this season.  The whole world seems to be upside down right now and it's anyone's guess as to when we might see a bit of normalcy.  Thankfully, everyone in our extended family has been spared of both the virus and financial … Continue reading Finally Back on the AT: Pen Mar Rd to Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Part 1