The owls and Whiperwills were very vocal last night. I always enjoy hearing the wildlife at the unique time of tbe day the various animals are active.
Had some slight rain sprinkles last night. Around 9:45 p.m. two hikers came into camp at Jenkins Shelter to set up and spend the night. Hiker midnight is about 8 p.m. These guys woke everyone up. In my opinion, proper ettiqute would have been for them to find a stealth site, so as not to disturb the others.
Anyways, got packed up in the morning and everything was dry. Had a short 11 mile hike into Bland, Virginia today for a food resupply. From camp there were a few short climbs, but it was generally a fairly flat hike. The wind picked up and it started raining around 10 a.m.
Got into Bland and did the food resupply to get me to Pearisburg, Virginia. Decide to spend the night in town. Locals say there are no stoplights in the whole county. The Bland area is mostly farming.
Wildlife sightings still has been sparse. I attribute that to weather and lack of food yet at the higher elevations.
In May 1864, Union forces fought a skirmish with Confederate forces while attacking the Tennessee and Virginia railroad during the Civil War.