Day 11 (Wytheville, Virginia to Damascus, Virginia)

First half of the day uphill.   Then downhill all the way into Damascus which is a big stopping point for the Appalachian Trail and the TransAmerica route.  We'll rest tomorrow.

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These cows were so curious and interested in Barry and I so we just sat down and had an early lunch with them.  They eyed us noiselessly until the lost interest in us and wandered away.

This is gorgeous country, but more important, this little turn off means that my climbing up and up is over and I will be heading down hill.

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Tonight's stop at the Woodchuck Hostel in Damascus, Virginia.  It's an intersection of both the Appalachian Trail and the 76 TransAmerica Bike Route. Today 57.8 miles for a total of 476.8 Miles. 3635 feet up. 4042 down. The climb up was a relentless constant for two ten mile stretches but the last 15 miles were a mostly exhilarating coast down following the waters and waterfalls of the river into Damascus.