Today, I hiked about 3 miles into Front Royal, Virginia. During the hike this morning I saw a lot of deer. I also crossed more rivers, I mean the Appalachian Trail. It was knee deep or a little higher in places today. Good thing I just put my soaking wet clothes back on this morning. I was warm and dry last night in my tent.
There was a Civil War battle fought here. See the link below to read about it, if it interests you.
I got a room at the Mountain Home Hostel for tonight. This place is on the National Historic Register. I am staying in what was the Masters house before the civil war. The still standing slave quarters has been converted to a place to stay for hikers too. This place is unique in that it is still standing. Most places like this were burned to the ground during the war.
I am drying out here tonight. Then on towards Harpers Ferry, VA. The unofficial halfway point.