Off trail in Dalesville

Saturday, June 1
Dalesville, VA (727.5, 52.5)

At the Howard Johnson Express; it's transient housing and a hiker hotel. Same thing I suppose. Not well maintained but has a good pool, and close to the Trail. About a half mile away is a supermarket, outfitters, series of fast food and regular restaurants. Visit most of them.

Replace my tent of three years as three zippers have corroded and open panels allow rain and wind in. Get a smaller, lighter tent (Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum).

Spend time reading, updating blog, swimming, and napping. Hiker Hunger hasn't arrived yet (the condition when you've burned off most your body fat and your brain says "eat everything, it's okay.") so I eat but without much interest.