We are going on a hike on Friday! September 16 is just about here!
Jason and I went to Skyland first thing this morning to drop off a bag for Saturday night. We are good to go. We have a simple change of clothes and enough food to feed anyone hiking in the park next Sunday.
We hiked our final training hike, beginning at Skyland. We went down Big Meadows on the Skyland Horse Trail to the Corbin Mountain Trail and Indian Run Trail, and then back up the Nicholson Hollow Trail to the Appalachian Trail back to Skyland. We walked fast. So fast we had no time for pictures! Yesterday’s weather was glorious. I love September. A good sign for this coming weekend.
We feel prepared. The plan for this week is to rest and pack. We need to get Friday evening’s and Saturday day’s bags to Erin who will meet us to camp our first night. My kitchen countertops are loaded with bags of granola, muffins, bars and goo.
We had the opportunity last week to talk with a writer from the Washington Post. She plans to have a piece about our adventure in Thursday’s Local Living, so check it out!
Thursday we head to Charlottesville for the Radical Reels 2011! We will be at the Festival at 7 to meet friends and supporters. Jason is bringing treats to share, and of course we hope to keep up the fundraising.