Day Five – Midday Check In

1:24 p.m.
Today’s only scenery is blacktop and guardrail. The fog covers the mountains to my right and the rain keeps my head down. Backpacking is not the best way to enjoy a hwy.
Walk on,
Curtis

Wilderness Road - Hwy. 58 Between Jonesville and Rose Hill, VA Photo Credit: Curtis Penix

Wilderness Road – Hwy. 58
Between Jonesville and Rose Hill, VA
Photo Credit: Curtis Penix

3 Replies to “Day Five – Midday Check In”

  1. Danny Dixon

    Curtis most of the 300,000 or so travelers of the Wilderness Trail did so in the late Fall, Winter, or early Spring. Many of them must have faced the same rainy, cold, foggy, and dreary conditions you are experiencing. Add in the dangers of getting lost, getting washed away in river crossings, freezing to death, getting killed by wild animals, robbers, or Indians and it made for a very harrowing adventure that only the brave, fool-hearty, or desperate undertook. Keep walking!

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  2. ed morgan

    Rock on Dude! I don’t remember reading that this was going to be easy. It is going to be an experience, You could have stayed home and had fun 🙂 Glad there are sunny days ahead! You are living a dream 😮

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  3. Anne Whittemore

    Sorry you are having rain and fog on this day because US 58 through southwestern Virginia is very beautiful with the Cumberland front to your right. In many places low limestone and “scrub pines” (junipers) are immediately off the road. In the spring, red bud brings the promise of spring. You could just as easily be walking in a snow storm!

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