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Sunday, May 26, 2013

TC and I had a wonderful 6 days in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. What a place! I highly recommend it. We hiked a total of 41 miles from Monday-Thursday. Friday was cold, foggy and rainy so we didn't hike at all. It dropped 40 degrees overnight!

We got to meet and talk to several "thru hikers" on the Appalachian Trail, which runs over 100 miles in the park. It was humbling to talk to a young man who was averaging 30 miles a day! He had done 900 miles and had 1,100 to go.

Yesterday the park was full-up because of Memorial Day weekend, so we decided to stay in a hotel. Such luxury! TV, internet, and a looonnnnggg, hot shower. We still ate dinner in our trailer, which was parked in the hotel parking lot. Weird, huh?

Today we will continue to Sharpsburg, MD to join our group to Hike the Appalachian Trail in 4 States. I can't wait! Hiking in Shenandoah makes us confident we'll do well with this program.

Here are some pictures. There are TONS of waterfalls:





Laundry day!



The deer are amazingly tame. They were all over the campground. This one was grazing outside the visitor center and had a remote control tracking device!



Yes, this is a bear! There are strict rules about food storage in the park.



Bye for now!

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