Thursday, 24 September
|Destination: Johns Hollow Shelter (788.4)
|Today’s Miles: 8.8 (0.2)
|Start Location: Punchbowl Shelter (797.2)
|Trip Miles: 20.1 (0.4)
Numbers in parenthesis after Destination and Start Location are northbound mileage markers as listed in the 2019 Northbound A.T. Guide. Numbers in parenthesis after Today’s Miles and Trip Miles are off trail miles to shelters and campgrounds.
Forgot to add yesterday that a solo lady hiker came in after we had dinner. She stayed in the shelter.
Last night was comfortable for sleeping. I did wake up to the sound of very light rain on the tent. There was a light rain on and off through the day, not enough to put on rain gear. My phone is acting up a bit so I am not sure how many photos I will get or when I can post them.
Today had a 900 foot climb to start the the day and another 500 feet to get to our lunch stop. A day hiker with his dog stopped while we were having lunch. In the afternoon we passed two backpackers heading to Harper’s Ferry completing their Virginia section hike. Later, a backpacker older than us from Alabama.
We stopped at Johns Hollow Shelter for the night. The weather forecast is for rain starting early morning and through the day. Because of the rain, we decided to sleep in the shelter. Not our favorite but better than packing a wet tent in the morning.
With the rain expected tomorrow, we will plan a short day to the next shelter where we can dry out