I hiked 3.2 miles today. This is a town day. I have my last provision package waiting for me at the hostel, and I'm looking forward to a shower and laundry.
The hike was rocky but quick. I stopped at Mary's Rock for some sight seeing before reaching Thortons Gap for pickup by the hostel at 9:45 AM.
The hostel is in an old house in Luray. There are several upstairs rooms setup for guests. I was put in a room with a bunk bed, but there was no one else assigned to the room, so it was all mine.
Living room and one of the hostel cats.
After taking a shower, the owner, Alison, gave me a ride into town. I stopped at a coffee shop/restaurant and had lunch out on their patio. It was really a nice day. Next, I went down the street to look around an outfitter's store. My boots still need to be replaced, so I gave them a try. The sales clerk found me a boot that is affordable and seemed to fit, so I bought the boots. Tomorrow will tell if I made a mistake. Anyway, I had to do something. My current boots are in bad shape.
I walked back to the hostel and began cleaning my gear. Later I did some hike planning. If all goes according to plan, I'll be in Harper's Ferry next Friday and finished with my hike.