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Return of the Swollen-thighed Beetle

A fine male swollen-thighed flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis) spotted in mid-June in the water meadows below the wood. There were lots around but we last photographed it in September 2015, see that post… 117 more words


Nettle Weevil

A handsome short-nosed weevil, all over the nettles in the water meadows below the wood in mid-June. Its actually black but coated with metallic green to blue-green (sometimes also golden or coppery) scales. 115 more words

What Lives In The Wood?

June 19, 2017 - Day 76

19.1 Miles
Mile 861.3
Waynoesboro, VA – Stanimal’s Hostel

Memories from this day:

  • We had to not sleep too late because there was only one ride back to Trail and I wanted that Hiker Breakfast. 
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June 18, 2017 - Day 75

11.9 Miles
Mile 842.2
Reeds Gap / Devils Backbone Brewery

Memories from this day:

  • The work for the day was easy.  Finish descending the Priest, go over the Three Ridges Mountain, get to the road crossing and get a ride to the Brewery. 
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June 17, 2017 - Day 74

17.9 Miles
Mile 830.3
Stealth Camp near Cripple Creek

Memories from this day:

  • This is one of those days that I don’t have a ton of specific memories … I have some visual memories, beautiful snippets of scenery or river crossings. 
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June 16, 2017 - Day 73

6.3 Miles
Mile 812.4
Hog Camp Gap

Memories from this day:

  • We got a slow start at the Airbnb.  We were all doing laundry because of the frequent rain the past few days … that and nobody really wanted to start hiking.
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June 15, 2017 - Day 72

21.8 Miles
Mile 806.1
Airbnb w Parents and Tramily in Waynesboro, VA

Memories from this day:

  • Mamma Wiggles made breakfast for the starving Hiker Trash…
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