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Week 7: Days 44-49; Damascus to Pearisburg, VA

Day 44

The profile in the AWOL guide seemed much more daunting than it turned out to be climbing it. I know my trail legs are getting pretty solid, but it’s crazy to think 1,500′ climbs no longer slow my pace, make me sweat, or quicken my breath. Virginia is where the trail starts to hit a lot more privately owned land, and we crossed a few of those portions this morning.

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