“appreciation”

State/Province/Region
VA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Shenandoah National Park
Description

The end of my brother and I's first backpacking trip to Shenandoah NP. Our last day I had planned a thoroughly grueling 8-9 mile ascent of roughly 2,000 feet from Shenandoah's hollows up to the Appalachian Trail and on to the summit of Hawksbill Mt. It kicked my beginner backpackers ass! In pain I can't describe, dehydrating and exhausted, I was in near tears when we reached camp. At dawn the next morning on the summit, Mother Nature made it all worth while! "Appreciation" gained.

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Date Added
February 17, 2015
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February 17, 2015