Virginia: Another State Down and More to Love

Virginia is an incredible state on the Appalachian Trail. Wild ponies, wildflowers, swimming holes, and microbreweries await your arrival! It’s not flat though, no matter what anyone may tell you!

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues on the Appalachian Trail

This post first appeared on on February 1, 2019.  Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls, strap in. You’re headed for a wild, beautiful, life-altering, incredibly meaningful, and downright magical ride. I remember the beginning of the trail vividly. You’re nervous, you’re excited, you’re meeting people, so many people, every single day. At the welcome center atContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues on the Appalachian Trail”

The Grayson Highlands: Virginia’s Fairyland

This post first appeared on on May 24, 2018 The evening before we would enter Grayson Highlands State Park, we had to scramble to make it to a shelter as a big lightning storm rolled in. We had dillydallied at the bottom of a two or so-mile hill, sipping a trail magic PBR andContinue reading “The Grayson Highlands: Virginia’s Fairyland”