724 MILES DONE......1457 TO GO
NOW AT 'DALEVILLE' - VIRGINIA
|Angie in the rain....Umbrellas are perfect for this.|
There's very little wind down in the trees.
(walking through the 'Green Tunnel' - always enclosed - always green - no views!
- apparently this drives some hikers nuts towards the end! )
|But it's not all 'Tunnel'......there are fields!|
|..complete with a 'punishment' chart!|
|A memorial to America's most decorated war hero! - Audie Leon Murphy!|
(unfortunately he crashed into the mountain near the
Appalachian Trail...hence the memorial)
|A 'Ukulele' plying AT hiker.....She was pretty good!|
|We meet up with 'Hob' again!|
(Hob = 'Hike Or Bike')
|'Hob' is an experienced AT thru hiker and |
demonstrates proper 'log crossing' technique!
|Entering the 'Rhodo zone'|
|That's OK with Angie....she likes 'Rhodos'|
|'Hob' says he likes 'Rhodos' too.....|
(Unfortunately the evidence does not support this!)
|A rare glimpse at the Virginian country side - It is very pretty!|
|Some more of the 'green'.....It's all green!|
|Angie finds a friend.... a Turtle.....there are quite a few down here!|
|And a 'Black' snake - non-poisonous |
- doesn't like to move out of the way!
|And Darrell still has this 'thing' about banjos.......|
"Come on out!...I'll cut you off at the knees!......"
|A pastoral scene - very typical - very nostalgic - a classic.|
|A tree of course.....not sure what this is all about!|
An invitation to come in for a cup of coffee??
|A campground all to ourselves again!|
|A good reason for not sleeping 'cowboy' style!|
|An other good reason!|
|I just 'assumed' they don't bite.|
|A First for us...'Fireflies' or 'Lightning bugs'|
Always wanted to see these and now we had!
(They are very bright but intermittent so you need a
time exposure picture to get photos like the one above)
|Here's the culprit.|
|A poor pictures but a very cute scene.....'Bambi' was very young...|
still wobbly on her legs.....but very hungry!
|We join Darrell on segments of the trail....here we are climbing the 'Dragon's tooth'|
|JR on top of the 'Tooth'|
|An other interesting hike - to 'McAfee knob' |
- the signature scene of the Appalachian trail!
This is Darrell on top