There was some swimming and general water fun, despite the name, at Dismal Falls -
And we were lucky enough to get picked up by my darling Marguerite and taken to Damascus Trail Days to experience true hiker shenanigans and lots of cool gear!
I set my new hammock up! Finally received it from sMr Gear! Really cool design, unfortunately I won't be using it this trip as I can't justify the weight difference from my BA UL-1 at 1 lb. 11 oz. I will try to do a Recife of the shelter - a very unique and engineer approach to fixing a lot of the shortcomings with a hammock and tarp system.
Here are a few pictures of the Nubé set up at Trail Days!
Now we hike on into the Shenandoahs! We will be joined by some of my friends next weekend - Joe and Anne Marie I'm excited to see you guys and share some of our trail experiences with you!!
Over 800 miles down! I can't wait for the day when the 'miles remaining' is the smaller number! "Only" a few hundred to go.