9, 1981 Thursday From Gonzo!s Appalachian
We woke up early to get into town. Traditional breakfast (oatmeal
& grits). We have very little water, since there is no water source
at Hay Rock, but only five miles to town. I can make it, but the way
Bob looses it through sweating, I dont know about him. The trail
lead us along the ridge of Tinker Mountain and under some big power
lines. The last bit of this section was road walking. I took one last
pictures of me walking this year (but for some unknown reason it
did not develop perhaps it was a sign that I was not really
finished). Once, on one of the more used roads, we were offered
a ride to the next shelter by someone in a Browns Exterminators
truck. Bob refused and explained that he had to walk all the way.
What an inspiration for my next trip! Besides that, we wanted to stop
and eat near the truck stops. We spotted the Pizza Hut from afar,
but stopped before that and had a quart of OJ at a gas station along
the road and then walked to the truck stop. Bob played a few games
of Asteroids Deluxe before we started walking to Cloverdale. No rides
offered along the busy highway. On the way saw Bill and Jeanne on
their way out to the next shelter. I checked in at the Hollins Motel
and then saw Peter off with his new pack frame that had finally arrived.
Showered up at the hotel and then hitched back to the truck stop to
eat at Pizza Hut if there was a special buffet. There was. Bob had
to walk all the way. After lunch I had a pint of Raspberry sherbert
while Bob played video games once again. I was just ready to leave
when we ran into Bill & Jeanne they had decided to go home
for a lot of the same reasons as I in my own opinion. Cloverdale
seems to be a popular dropout spot.
with TV and nice refreshing cool air conditioning for $16
one bed for two people Me and Bob. Took an uplifting dip
in the pool, then went across the street to Larrys country
store where I bought supper Raisin Bran and milk, some vanilla
wafers, and a free bag of day old donuts . Oh, and some bananas
also. Watched Huck Finn on TV in Bill and Jeannes room until
11:00pm. In the eastern time zone, their movies run 9 11.
Not what I am used to in the central time zone where they are on
from 8 10 pm. What a bummer. Once the movie finished, I hit
the sack in anticipation of a good nights sleep without any
to PO 1.5 miles on Rt 11, left on 654 for ½ mile, take right
on route 605 a block PO on your left.