Spent the day mostly relaxing and resting at Stanimals Hiker Hostel in Waynesboro, VA. The place is super clean and has a nice relaxed atmosphere. I think it costs $30 a person to stay here, including shower and laundry, and pickup and return shuttle ride to the trail. It’s a super clean and nice place.
It was a pretty typical zero day. I walked to a nearby grocery store to resupply. A few of us called a Trail Angel for a ride to the local outfitter, which was too far away to walk to. 10 minutes later the Trail Angel shows up and dropped us off. When we were done, we called a second Trail Angel for a ride back to the hostel. I picked up a new pair of hiking shoes, my third pair. Same brand (Oboz), but a different model as they did not have my size in what I was wearing. Fingers crossed!
Had some food and conversations with other hikers. I went through my pack and sent home about 2 pounds of cold weather clothing I do not think I will need for a few months.
Called mom today and some other people important to me (did not call all of them!).
Hit the trail in the morning, for a week or so in Shanandoha National Park. Rumor has it it may be a wet week, but rumor does not make fact.