DATE: Nov. 30
START: Blackrock Hut, VA
FINISH: Stealth site just before Skyline Drive
DISTANCE: 33 miles (53.1 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1340 miles (2156.1 km)
On the mileage front it was a day in two parts; the first twenty were covered in quick time, undoubtably due to the promise of a gargantuan feed at the famous AYCE Ming Garden Buffet in Waynesboro (photos of restaurant from Ming’s Garden Google +) Amazing! This was one occasion where the hiker hype actually undervalued the merits of an AT institution (if it’s not, it should be). In addition to a wondrous array of oriental fare, Ming’s also sported an excellent salad bar and a better than decent selection of fresh fruit. After two solid hours I waddled out, did some resupply shopping at the nearby Kroger’s and finally made it back to the trail a little after 4pm. A big thanks to Trail Angel Cindy Davis for the shuttle, laundry and advice during my brief stay in Waynesboro.