Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 7

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.

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