Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2007-08-04
|Others in Party:||Gene|
training for pct
Julia doing her daily runs on the trail
|Date:||Saturday, August 4, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2205 ft / 672 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay #73 ... US522, Chester Gap/Rod Hollow Shelter
Back on the AT last evening from Gerry Coutu's funeral in Welland, ON, stayed at Blue Ridge Motel as the other was full.
I dropped Enterprise car off at dealer, they gave me a ride to TH on US522. A good easy/mod TRAIL most of the day, odd rocky section, moved at a good pace, feeling strong.
I made 2 notable side trips ... to Blue Mountain (Fauquier COHP with towers) and to Blue Ridge-Paris Benchmark (Clarke COHP's with 2 areas).
Met/hiked with Gene for a few hours, he's out training for the PCT, which he says is easier than AT. Julia at US50, doing her daily runs on the AT - a good looking, very muscular fit mid-aged women, and I told her so - I think she liked the complement.
Quiet day on the Trail, all alone in the shelter, a long day but feeling good.
"THE BEST SERMONS ARE LIVED NOT PREACHED"
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1255 ft / 382 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||1255 ft / 382 m|
| Distance:||23.5 mi / 37.8 km|
| Route:||AT day #73 nb- front royal hotel/rod hollow shelte|
| Start Trailhead:||US 522, Chester Gap, Front Royal VA 950 ft / 289 m|
| Route:||AT nb to manassas gap south ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Rod hollow shelter |
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