Thursday, October 14, 2021
It took a couple days to recover from Birthday Weekend. With all our chores done, it was time to hit the trail again. As many of you know, one of our most favorite places to hike is along the Appalachian Trail. From our campground in Bull Run Region Park, we are only a short 45 minute drive away. For this hike, we decided to head back to the Ashby Gap. We had already hiked south from the gap. This time, we would be hiking north. There's not much of a trailhead - just a small "trail parking" sign and some blue blazes leading down the hill to the Appalachian Trail. So, here is our "trailhead" selfie!
On our way back to the trailhead, we ran into several section hikers who stayed the night at Whiskey Hollow and were making their way to Rod Hollow Shelter. They were very excited to know that the shelter was large, clean and had a well maintained privy, complete with toilet paper!
When thru-hiking, it's the little things that matter.