Ascent to Sugar Run Mountain-East Ridge on 2007-07-08
|Date:||Sunday, July 8, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Sugar Run Mountain - East Ridge|
| Elevation:||3900 ft / 1188 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay #51 Pearisburg VA
Back on the AT after 5 days off. On July 4 I ran the Atlanta Peachtree 10k Yearly Race (68.6 min) with my son Michael (45.5) and grandson Marcus (40.3 min). A huge festive event with 35,000 runners. Marcus was in the top 1000.
6h00 hours - prearranged shuttle to VA606 TH (20$) by the husband of the Motel's maid on his way to work .......quiet routine day, only 2 guys on Doc's Knob. Very rocky descent to Pearisburg VA, the last mile was worst T to date, half of the day was on rocky T, I didn't enjoy my day........ Walked uphill to Plaza Motel, Linda, the very friendly helpful receptionist did my laundry free of charge.
AVERAGE STATS AFTER 51 DAYS (includes 6 rest days) - 622.6 total miles, hrs/day 5.1, mph 2.7, miles/day 13.8, total ascent 26.2 miles, projected finish Oct 2.
Tomorrow I'll go to the PO for Rose's mail, before hitching a ride to the TH at New River for a short day to Rice Field shelter.
"HARDEST THING TO DO IS TO DEFINE ONES HAPPINESS."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2300 ft / 701 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||2300 ft / 701 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1800 ft / 548 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Loss on way in:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||24.8 mi / 39.9 km|
| Route:||AT day #51 nb-VA rte #606/us 460 pearisburg hotel|
| Start Trailhead:||VA 606 , mechanicsburg 2100 ft / 640 m|
| Route:||AT nb to us 460|
| End Trailhead:||us 460, new river, pearisburg, plaza motel |
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