Wednesday, July 20, 2011

20 July 1989

41.9 miles Camp Bethel, VA to Otter Creek, VA

$2 b-fast
3 lunch
11 dinner

Up at 6:30; flat ride to Buchanan. Checked our mail, not too much there.
Had a good breakfast at R&G's in Buchanan, recommended by the sweet lady we met at the P.O.
We decided to go up on the Parkway and I'm so glad we did. So far the climbs have been gradual. We hiked to Sharp Top from Peaks of Otter - 3 mile round trip.

Started biking again at 4:15. We had about a 10 mile climb and a 12 mile downhill (11 miles in 26 minutes)! Neat locks at Otter Creek Visitor Center. Good cheese burger at restaurant, now camped at Otter Creek for $7.


Pat said...

Just a funny story...we were camping at Natural Chimneys in SW Virginia and a lady recommended we see "Pigs Fodder"...yep, she had a really thick accent and that's what we thought she told us to do...anyhow, we got it right, found it and hiked up. But now, the Peaks of Otter will always be Pigs Fodder to me!

Beth said...

Pat, love it - "Pigs Fodder".