[at-l] assistance request-Craig W....
tech.mann at verizon.net
Tue Aug 23 19:15:21 CDT 2011
I am sorry for the slow response to this email. I got back from my trip on
8-14 and am just now catching up with my emails. I had very limited cell
phone coverage this time out. Toward the end of my trip, I was walking
along a ridgeline near Pearisburg, VA and I saw an AT&T cell tower. I
pulled out my phone to check my signal & sure enough, I had five bars but
only 20 % battery power.
But to answer your question, yes, I was able to find some shuttle services.
Thanks to all who offered suggestions. I also found that there are a lot of
people who offer shuttle services that are not listed in any guide books. I
found one person in Pearisburg from the clerk at the post office. I had one
shuttle by the fine people at The Dutch Haus B & B in Montebello, VA. I
whole heartedly recommend the Dutch Haus to anybody hiking in that area.
A short recap of my trips this year: I took 3 two week hikes this summer.
The first started at VA 311 near Catawba and was planned to go NOBO to
Rockfish Gap (Waynesboro). I unintentionally skipped the stretch between
the James River and US 60. I took a nero day in Buena Vista and resumed at
US 60. Two days later, I had some medical issues & quit at Spy Rock Road
(Montebello) a couple of days early. pictures at:
My second trip was planned to start at Rockfish Gap & finish at Bears Den
near Snickers Gap. This trip went as planned & I felt really good at the
end. Pictures at
My third trip was planned to start at Damascus & head north to Catawba to
complete VA, but I figured it would be best to complete the areas I missed
on the first trip. So I started at the James River & went north to US 60.
I got picked up by and taken to the Dutch Haus. The next morning They
dropped me off at Spy Rock Road I continued on to Rockfish Gap. I spent
that night at the Dutch Haus again and the next day was taken to Catawba &
headed south figuring I would just go as far as I could in the time left. I
made it to Pearisburg. Pictures:
I had a great time & really enjoyed myself. Next summer, I plan on
completing the stretch between Damascus & Pearisburg.
Craig -Old Crow-
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Wickmann" <tech.mann at verizon.net>
To: "Felix J" <AThiker at smithville.net>; "at-l" <AT-L at backcountry.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:37 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] assistance request-Craig W....
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> From: "Felix J" <AThiker at smithville.net>
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> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:59 PM
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>> Hey, Craig....
>> did you get your shuttle stuff worked out?
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