Knot Maul Branch Shelter-Jenkins Shelter 578.8 done/1611.0 to go. April 20, 2017

I didn’t sleep very well last night. First it rained for a while. In addition to that my tent was not on level ground so I kept sliding off my sleeping pad. 

I got started about 7:00 this morning. The day was pretty uneventful. The weather in the morning was perfect. It rained off and on all afternoon. 

I found a great place on Chestnut Knob to take a break. The sun was shining so I took about 40 minutes and charged my phone for awhile. I called Amy and uploaded pictures and posted my blog. I also had a snack. 

I arrived at the shelter about 4:15 and claimed a spot. Engineer and Maple Syrup are here. Also Spidy, Veto and Deer Slayer. The others I don’t know yet. 

I used the stream nearby to do bath and clean. I put my clean clothes on and now feel great. My last shower was five days ago. I think I’ll get one this Sunday along with laundering my clothes. They will need it. I also need to resupply on food. 

It looks like I’ll be getting to Pearisburg, Virginia around midday Sunday. I’m not going to take a zero. I’ll get up Monday and take off again. 

One of my favorite items in my bag is my guide book. I refer to it multiple times a day. It has every bit of information you need on the trail.   I think every hiker has one. 

It gives you mileage, elevation, things along the trail to watch for. Campgrounds and shelters. Services in town and much more. 

3 thoughts on “Knot Maul Branch Shelter-Jenkins Shelter 578.8 done/1611.0 to go. April 20, 2017

  1. Hi Mike! I haven’t seen Dutchman’s britches (the flowers) since my childhood when out exploring in the timbers of northern Iowa. Hope you have a better “bed” tonight.

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