Total distance: 29 miles, +/- elevation 3041 up 1795 down total miles so far:224. Weather sunny and low 70’s. Another long day with lots of climbing. Difficult adjustment for us flat landers. We are climbing up towards the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We stopped at the home of June Curry the Cookie Lady. She baked cookies and provided lodging for cyclists for years until she passed away in 2012. The building is still there decorated with cycling memorabilia but is closed fo repairs. More information on the famous cookie lady: https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/people/twice-an-angel/
Snack stop. Store has an interesting story. We talked to the friendly clerk at the store. Biker Steve has an interview her from a few days before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Hd_njl324
This tunnel is just of the route on the way to Waynesboro.
Our home for the night Stanimal’s 328 Hostel in Waynesboro,VA. Lots of Appalachian Trail thru hikers staying here. They are a lively bunch. We got a very nice private room. Biker Scott and wife Mary also stayed here. Scott was familiar with this place from his hike on the AT.