Around Matt’s Creek Shelter they estimate rocks in the area to be 5 MILLION years old. Pretty cool! He crossed over the longest foot use only bridge on the AT. It crosses the James River.
Went into a town called Glasgow, VA to the Dollar General (think that is his new favorite store) to get some more supplies to hold him over to Waynesboro where his next mail drop is. It was an Emergency Service Day celebration in the town park. A huge cookout w/call emergency personnel. He went over and got a big pulled pork sandwich. Yummy, yummy! He was starting to leave town as it started to drizzle. On and off for the next several hours.
As he was going up Bluff Mountain (3,372) it was really foggy. He couldn’t see 5 feet in front of him. He kept walking and soon he came above the clouds and it was sunny and not raining. PTD came across a monument marker.
Guess where Dave stayed? Of course - Punchbowl Shelter. He did not see any signs of little Ottie. He has now reached 785 miles to date on the trail. He did 25.1 of those miles today.