May 25: we left Pearisburg fairly early, exiting the hotel at 8:30; pretty unusual for the end of a town stay. The trail took us on a meandering route through the north of torn, through a cemetery, across a stream, past an ugly industrial plant, and finally climbing up to the ridge. We stopped for lunch at Rice Field Shelter, high up on the ridge- very windy but offering excellent views.
While we were eating, Fancy Feet emerged from the shelter, telling us of a freezing cold night up there. Looks like we made the right choice stating in town! After lunch, I again fell behind the guys, but that allowed me the nicer experience of a moment with this deer
She was standing in the trail and we had a bit of a staring contest until I snapped a pic. Then she jumped off the trail and bounded about 20 feet off trail where she walked with me for about 10 minutes. Cool! We camped that night at the Captain's place, which involved a pulley system zip lone ride across a stream to get to his house
He allows camping on his yard and has sodas kn his back porch for weary hikers. Another cold night. Good for sleeping, though
Hi, I'm Heather, AKA "Pink Lady". Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited to share my adventures as I embark on a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. While you're here, be sure to check out the charity I'm hiking for: Devoted2Children a great organization which funds a home for orphaned children in Haiti.