This spot on the James River is a favorite place for Bud or me to drop off or pick up AT thru hikers. We shuttle the ones who call and need pick-ups and drop-offs. They will park their car at Point A. We will meet them there and shuttle them to point B. Then they will hike from B back to A and have their car waiting. These are what we call section hikers. If you have a full time job, this is about the only way you can do it. Ten years it took Bud to do the whole thing! It has been a new experience for me. Sometimes the car smells so awful I can hardly stand it, but they, both guys and dolls, are always full of interesting stories. When I pick them up, I have water and snacks for them and a CLEAN car. I will leave unsaid what it is when my dearly beloved gets them. It’s is a guy thing, I guess. Can’t have that car too clean :-) I have finally gotten him to take water and snacks which is great.
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