I had two major goals today. One was to sing Happy Birthday to my eldest son, Ben, at the 1000 mile marker. The other was to complete the Roller Coaster (13.5 miles of steep ascents and descents). The Roller Coaster was brutal – rocky, steep and slow going (it ended at mile 1003) but I made it.
It was a perfect day for hiking – sunny but fairly cool. I hope to make it to Harpers Ferry, WV tomorrow and officially say good-bye to Doah Virginia. Except for the Roller Coaster Doah was very enjoyable.