Despite the late arrival last night, we were both up before dawn. So, we went with it, hiking by 6:30am. We saw a bit of the sunrise, but mostly were just happy to get the miles done in the cooler hours of morning. It was a bit of a roller-coaster, with a couple neat views back the way we came. At 10 we hit the last wayside in Shenandoah NP, combining for 3 breakfasts, 4 coffees, a milkshake, and a side of toast. Thanks to the cook, John, from St Catherine’s, ON, we didn’t even have to pay for it all!
We hit the trail again on a much flatter section and burned through another 8 miles before taking a “lunch” break, mostly just to air out some wet gear and rest our feet. The last part of the day, we cruised through more flat trail, getting to about 25 miles on the day, by 5:30pm too. Now, we are well setup to hit Waynesboro tomorrow to resupply and do chores.