Day 65 (Outside of Harpers Ferry to stealth site near Buzzard Hill)

I woke up to the sound of rain hitting the tarp of my tent. I checked the weather and the rain was supposed to stop in an hour. So I went back to sleep and woke up an hour later to blue skies and sunshine.

I started hiking south at 8:00. The morning sun has been to my right for 63 days but now the morning sun is to my left. One nice thing about the trail today is all the wild berries: raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. I ate so many berries, my scat may look like bear scat now. Haha.

I met several NOBOs during the day but no SOBOs. I crossed the WV/Virginia border in the early afternoon. A little later, I went by the NOBO 1000 mile mark. This is the 1000 miles to go mark for me. I hiked from Hogpen Gap to the NOC (99 miles) in April of this year. If I’m cutting it close on time, I will skip that section… maybe 901 miles from that point on the trail.

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