Day 90 Appalachian Trail, VA Miles Hiked to Date: 885 Hiked yesterday: 15 Trail Miles, Miles to Katahdin: 1298
First, for those of you wondering where Papa Chip is ... he's officially in Colorado with the bike crew he is leading on the Adventure Cycling transam tour. The weather wasn't as bad as it had been but according to his facebook page, if he slowed to 18 mph or less, biting flies swarmed him and made his cycling miserable. Also, he's lost 22 lbs. Other than that, he's doing great.
Second, Janice: Papa Chip says he remembers Gmom's old station wagon, too! When we wrap up these adventures, maybe we'll look for an antique station wagon for Chipmunk to work on and fix up together with us. I can't believe she'll be eligible for a driver's permit in less than a year!
We agreed on our first meet up spot and our "back up" spot, just in case I'm unable to get into the first one. She hugged me and kissed me and headed off to hike.
We ate a simple dinner and read books in our bunks until we called it a night around 9:30 pm. In the morning, we looked over the A.T. Guide and were glad to see were getting closer to the spot where the whole idea for this adventure originated: Big Meadows Lodge.
If you enjoy reading the story of our adventure, and you’d like to send some “Trail Magic” to Chipmunk, click on the “Donate” button at the upper right corner of today’s blog post. Chipmunk maintains a twitter account: @openlymtngoat where a common hashtag is #GoChipmunk . She (or we) will try to answer any questions you may have about her hike and this family adventure.
Thanks again for all your support,
Mama Chip, Papa Chip, Chipmunk and her dog, Chocolate Chip
(Tammy, Jay, Neva and Coco)