United States
Giles County

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2 travelers at this place:

  • Day45

    Camping on the way to Windy Rock 660.8

    June 16, 2017 in the United States

    This morning we started later because of our night hike and had a long breakfast near the Rice Field Shelter with a beautiful view over the valley.
    We intended to make it to a campsite with a view but it was a bit to far so we ended up at a Campsite somewhere two miles before.
    We've met a fellow thru hiker named Screetch today who had two leafs behind his ear. He told us that this plant is called Sassafras and has different cool attributes. The leafs smell lemonish and are supposed to keep bugs away. The branches of the leaf can be eaten and have the same lemonish taste. The root can be chewed and tastes like root beer. And some of else mentioned that it can also be used as a tea.
    So far I can approve that it tastes like lemon and the roots taste a bit like root beer. We're not so sure about that it keeps bugs away but it seems to help a little bit. Next time we're going to try the tea...
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  • Day44

    Camping near Pocahontas Rd 640.5

    June 15, 2017 in the United States

    Resupply and shower day!!! That's always a big event and we're excited which makes us go faster :) We crawled out of our tent at 5:30 just to find Giggles laying on the road a few feet away from our tent...
    She had been up on the ridge when the downpour started and all of her stuff got soaked. She arrived at the Gap at 2 in the morning and put her sleeping pad and bag right next to the road. There were no trees so there was no water dripping on her. We were a bit worried at first but she said that she's fine.

    Afterwards we had some nice views and arrived around noon at the Hostel in Pearisburg where we booked at "day pass" to shower and do laundry. We had planned to only stay there for three hours but in the end it was six hours at the hostel and two more in the Dairy Queen and Pizza Plus :D Resupply for our bellies ;) And it was raining heavily again at two points when we wanted to head out so we took it slowly. Another night hike later we arrived a few minutes before midnight at a pretty nice campsite next to a dirt road.

    The most exciting thing we saw today were dancing fireflies all over the nightly hills, trees and meadows. Just like a fireworks they synchronized in the illumination and created an artful show for us :) I've tried to catch it on a video but wasn't intense enough...
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  • Day43

    Camping Sugar Run Gap 623.7

    June 14, 2017 in the United States

    For our goal we need to make miles so we tried getting up early. But we were both tired because a guy snored the WHOLE night, so it took us until 7:30 to get started. After a few miles we met Mick again and soon afterwards also Cool breeze.
    They were shooting for 24 miles today and so did we, so we thought we'd meet up again later. The hike was mostly flat along a river and thick rhododendrons protected us from the sun. So it was a pretty neat hike until the afternoon when we had lunch in the Wapiti Shelter. An older guy named dog breath told us in detail about the murder that took place in this Shelter. So a mentally unstable man just randomly came up the hill and shot two persons directly in the Shelter and then moved their bodies somewhere around... Spooky!!

    In the evening we didn't manage to make our miles and ended up about two miles earlier. Right when the tent was set up it started pouring so we had a quick dinner and then went to sleep.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Giles County, مقاطعة جايلز, Джилс, জিলেস কাউন্টি, Condado de Giles, Gilesi maakond, Giles konderria, شهرستان گیلز، ویرجینیا, Comté de Giles, Giles megye, Contea di Giles, ジャイルズ郡, Konteth Giles, Giles Kūn, Hrabstwo Giles, جیلز کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Giles, Джайлз, Округ Џајлс, Джайлс, جائلز کاؤنٹی، ورجینیا, Quận Giles, Condado han Giles, 賈爾斯縣

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