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Week 5: Days 34-38; Erwin, TN, to Damascus, VA

Day 34

It dropped well below freezing overnight, and with our group split in two, neither Achilles nor I was quick to get ready. Despite the cold the morning, it was beautiful and sunny. The terrain has leveled a bit, and we made quick work of our morning walk. I stopped for a quick break on a bench to enjoy this view.

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Week 5: Days 30-33; Erwin, TN, to Damascus, VA

Day 30

Today we took an unplanned 0 due to the winter storm blowing through the area. My home area is getting slammed with 12-16 inches of snow, so I’m thankful we are only getting about one. Chili Dog’s friend met us for lunch and drove us to a local Mexican restaurant and Walmart. Erwin is not laid out to accommodate someone without a vehicle, so the ride was necessary. A few of us rode in the back of the truck bed in true Tennessee fashion despite the heavy rain/sleet/snow mix falling on the interstate. Other drivers were definitely surprised to see us in the back as we passed.

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