Quarter Way Inn and Northward


So I started and ended my next two days of hiking at the Quarter Way Inn in Virginia. This place is amazing. Tina (thru hiker class 2009) is the a super host and staying in a house built in 1910 was so cool. They also have the most amazing breakfast you will ever eat and for some reason I forgot to take a picture of it but here are some pictures of the hostel and grounds.

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the house was built in 1910 the land grant goes back to 1799

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This planter cracked me up it looks like how hiker feet feel.

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The cemetary across the road has graves dating back to 1802

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crepe myrtle in purple beneath the shadow of a huge sycamore hard to see in the pic but it is huge

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view from the back deck is amazing in the back ground the blue ridge is chestnut knob where the trail runs

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The hike out was one of the prettiest on the trail with views of farmland and rolling waves of mountains and a river crossing by an old mill.

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start of the trail up and over the fence style and up the hill

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trail across the meadow

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pretty and open views

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trail marks across open ground 

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old mill north fork of the holston river in virginia

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knot maul shelter