Central Virginia Chapter of Trail Dames. The last time we'd seen Michele was on the Trail Dames hike leader training last summer, but it was so much fun to do a trip with her and hear some of her stories of hiking the AT and starting her new business.
After visiting Long Creek Falls, we hiked to Stover Creek Shelter and helped everyone set up camp and get water.
|Practicing throwing the rope for the bear bag.|
missed having a fire. We had a hilarious, and hopefully informative, discussion of peeing, pooping and periods on the trail. Always one of my favorite parts of a beginner trips because it helps women feel more comfortable outdoors when they get all the questions answered about this stuff. I think the guys a the shelter probably overheard more than they wanted to hear. Hahaha!
We fell asleep to the sound of coyotes howling across the mountains. In the morning, the hike to Springer Mountain was gorgeous with spring flowers including bloodroot, troutlilies, and yellow violets. All in all a great trip and I hope to see all these wonderful women out on the trail again soon!