April 27 – May 3
Miles Hiked: 118
- Weekly Average: 16.9/day
- Total: 613
- Overall Average: 12.5/day
- Zero Days: 0 / Total: 3
Money Spent: $255
- Town Food/Lodging: $182
- Trail Food/Supplies: $67
- Postage: $6.00
Highlight of the Week
Jerry: A large pizza and beer for dinner at the Partnership shelter.
Bennett: Absolutely loved hiking through the Grayson highlands and seeing the wild ponies! Would definitely go hike there again after all this.
Karen: Successfully getting through my first freshman registration night presentations — three nights — with no major snafus (and no rain).
Lowlight of the Week
Jerry: My lingering stinging infected blister on my left foot.
Bennett: I got really frustrated with Buzz when it was ‘my fault’ we’d left his bear rope more than a mile back at the shelter, and I had to go retrieve it. Was a rough morning but quickly passed.
Karen: Having to cancel a much-anticipated, long-awaited get-together with friends at the last minute.
Memory of the Week
Jerry: A surprise trip via hitching into Bland, VA, for lunch and Blizzards at DQ!
Bennett: Spending all week playing cards (Canasta, Spades and Euchre) with Mio, Pusselgut, and Spyro. Was a ton of fun learning the new crazy games amd getting super competitive. Even hiked in beers to the last shelter to enjoy while we played our final night together.
Karen: Senior night at lacrosse with Carson.