THE FIRST SIGN OF SPRING

This amazing person is attempting to hike all three of the triple crown trails within 12 months! Time will tell how the abundant snow in the west this year will affect her progress. If you’re interested in adventure, I encourage you to follow her blog.

MARRIED TO THE TRAIL

THE FIRST SIGN OF SPRING
Miles 916.5 to 993
Shenandoah National Park to Rod Hollow Shelter, VA

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When I first crossed over the boundary and into Shenandoah National Park, I was guided by the light of my headlamp. The wind howled as I looked for a place to cowgirl camp, and a few stray bits of gropple perked my curiosity. Earlier that day, I could see the brewing of a winter storm on the western horizon. Fortunately, where I was headed, the weather forecast called for a 1% chance of precipitation that night, followed by days of sunshine. For all of those who prayed for my safety and warmth, I can’t thank you enough.

The hike through the park was no doubt beautiful, but it still bewilders me to walk along a footpath that is so intimately intertwined with Skyline Drive, where license plates as far as Colorado drove along…

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