Spoke with Rebekah a couple of minutes ago and she reported they had finished the last peak. Total time was 6 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. I do not have the exact mileage figure yet but based on their itinerary the whole journey was just shy of 300 miles.
The final day was a challenge because Rebekah was having problems. As agreed at the start they stayed together but the pace was very slow. BUT THEY FINISHED! They are headed back to Mark and Anne’s house in Asheville to chill out. Tomorrow will involve getting the supplies sorted out and then the Virginia contingent will head home.
Hope to have some pics from the finish later tonight.
I spoke with Rebekah a couple of minutes ago and to say she is tired would be an understatement. They spent a large portion of the day today on a nasty trail along a ridge. The rocks were really bad. One portion had to be repelled down. Permanent ropes are in place so they did not have to haul in equipment. Anne apparently had a nasty fall and is bruised pretty bad. Rebekah’s knees and shins are hurting pretty bad especially on the downhill at the end. Tomorrow is the final day. None of the girls were able to do this section before hand so the mileage is unknown. Rebekah did say there was quite a few miles on hardsurface road. A mixed blessing at this point. The hard surface will certainly be hard on tired joints but no bushwacking, briers, or the like will be nice. Of course the crew will have ready access at any time. One more day!