Thursday, November 25, 2010

In Asheville, NC with Mike's family for thanksgiving! We are acutally in Hot Springs, NC on the trail which means we have 271 miles left! We are here until Sunday and then back to the grind! We are closing it out and we promise its not freaking us out...


Riding out a cold rainy day under an overpass for about two hours. It was a good lunch spot!
(Me and Stoker)


On one of the balds in Virginia. In the background is Roan Mountain, the second largest mountain on the trail at 6,000 something feet.

This is a picture of the common room at Kincora hostel. This is my favorite hostel on the trail so far. It was an awesome log cabin with a wood burning stove run by an incredible man named Bob Peoples.

Sunrise over the valley in Tennessee


Waterfall in Tennessee


Trail magic from a youth group in Tennessee. Cold soda and honeybuns!! First trail magic since New York state.

Videos from the ponies in the Grayson Highlands (Southwest Virginia)
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Only 270 Left! It feels good to be with family (Mike's family which is now mine too...I had to beg them) Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. We are about to close this thing out and be home. Our finish date is December 12th. We love you.

Walking south,

Addison (Reset)






















Monday, November 15, 2010

Damascus, VA 460 miles left!

Its going to be a short one! I have to re-supply and such. We are in Damascus, VA right now with only 460 to go! We had a great last stretch and are about to push 9 days into Hot Springs, NC in order to catch thanksgiving with Mike's family! Things are going great and since this is our last day in VA we can officially say that Virginia is for lovers......and ponies.
Wild Ponies!!!
This pony chewed two holes in the grip of my trekking pole....quality.
We are doing well and are about to push pretty hard for the next 9 days. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Sorry no videos this time! I will post lots of the ponies next stop. We love you all!
Walking south,
Addison (Reset)

Oh yeah and rifle season started. Heard 6 gunshots before I got out of my sleeping bag two days ago....makes things spicy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pearisburg, VA...things just got real.

We are in Pearisburg, VA staying at the Holiday Motor Lodge for a exciting 37 dollars a night. We have now walked 1552.7 miles!
Mcaffees knobYesterday was a fun one as you can see from the picture below! Ill let the videos explain...




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My feet hurt but my soul feels good. The cold is a constant reminder of our weaknesses which I feel is a good thing. To be strong at times means to be weak. We are walking home and will be there soon. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Walking south,

Addison (Reset)

Just a little shelter fun when the rain started.

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