|Our very own non-camper, fixin' his hair, of course:-)|
They set off for the Maryland/West Virginia border (about 4 hours away) on Wednesday afternoon. They camped the night and started early on their way - I believe they had to make it approx 22 to 26 miles on the first day, and then each day would be slightly less...
|Nate, selfie. Brian and Matt in the background|
|Much of the terrain was crazy difficult to navigate|
They ran into a few complications fairly quickly on Thursday - the terrain was rough. And all the hiking boots, though worn in, were starting to abuse their feet. Hot spots and blisters started coming up fast. Other things (packs, clothes) started chaffing certain ones also, and so it became a painful test of endurance for many...
Some were carrying less water than others, and Thursday was a scorcher of a day. There was a little bit of a water crisis (not enough of it collectively), and they pressed forward through 19 miles that day, and had to call it quits before meeting their rally point.
|Nate, Brian, Pete & Paul|
|Gear piled up. 13 guys, and gear, in a 15 passenger van!|
|The big black snake!|
|Setting up camp on Friday night. One of the guys dad's came up that night to talk to the guys and encourage them.|
|They had to hike through the town of Harper's Ferry.|