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.
the house was built in 1910 the land grant goes back to 1799
This planter cracked me up it looks like how hiker feet feel.
The cemetary across the road has graves dating back to 1802
crepe myrtle in purple beneath the shadow of a huge sycamore hard to see in the pic but it is huge
view from the back deck is amazing in the back ground the blue ridge is chestnut knob where the trail runs
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.
start of the trail up and over the fence style and up the hill
trail across the meadow
pretty and open views
trail marks across open ground
old mill north fork of the holston river in virginia