Starting Location: Wise Shelter
Destination: Trimpi Shelter
Total Miles: 521.7
Now here’s a state that has got it down. Virginia gets an A+ (as my sister Gretchie would say) for beautiful trail, easy terrain, nice shelters, and privies at every last one of them. Very comfortable day for walking through the last bit of the highlands and on through rolling hills all the way to the shelter. Didn’t see but a few people all day long, but saw 3 deer on my walk as well as my first sighting of a yellow and brown wildflower called trout lily. I felt particularly excited about being on the trail today, and being part of its community. Milestone of the day: passing the trail’s 500-mile mark!