Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Finally back on the trail, but more good times at Dismal Falls

10-2-09 day 122
start: Woods Hole Hostel at Sugar Run Gap, VA
end: Dismal Creek Falls, VA
daily mileage: 12.0
total mileage: 1574.8
We woke up for a tasty breakfast of French Toast, and sat around chatting for a while. We joked about zeroing again to build a treehouse or something fun like that, but knew that we had to get to Springer eventually, so we slowly began packing. For the first time, I engaged in what would become one of many friendly arguments between myself and Icarus (I forget if this one was about the existence of perpetual motion machines, if singing to water changes its chemical properties, whether 9/11 and the moon landing were government hoaxes, if Wal-Mart purposely distracts the public's attention from politics in order to exploit them, if there exists a universal consciousness between all human beings... sigh). But soon we were all ready to leave, and after engaging in one last rousing chorus of "Country Roads" with No Money leading the way on guitar, were off for our 12 mile day.
Sea Monster, Gooch, Bacon, Fiddler and I ate lunch on a beautiful rock overlook and hiked (on and off) together the rest of the way into Dismal Falls. They were beautiful falls, and after we set up our shelter near them No Money arrived and we all built a fire on a rock outcropping by the falls. Just like back in scouts, we then proceeded to stay up late into the night trading stories and having a good time. Excellent...

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