55-mile day, 449 total miles. The day started out cloudy, but we eventually rode through patches of rain . . . and rode through a downpour as we came into Wytheville. Beautiful countryside, winding down and up valleys with mountains on either side of us.
Found this at one store . . . and I couldn’t agree more!
Another question from a blog reader:
Russ, I’m enjoying your pictures, but they all seem to be country shots. Don’t you go through any little towns or cities? – Carl “Big Bob” Tinginton, Grahams Forge, TN
Big, that’s an excellent question and I don’t want to leave anyone with the impression we’re just traveling back roads. We went though Peppers Ferry today and here’s a shot of the downtown area:
Tomorrow we go through Rural Retreat, Cedar Springs, Sugar Grove, Troutdale, Konnarock, on the way to Damascus, where we’ll have a rest day. Although the population of Damascus is just 1,025, there are a number of outdoors stores, as the Appalachian Trail goes through the town.