All About Damascus

image
Hiker entrance

Once again there has been so much to talk about and I’ve had no service for the week. It leaves me talking out loud while hiking and this seems to work better than wearing bells to alert bears.
This post is about Damascus, VA. My new favorite town and on my list of towns to consider for future years.
It’s a hiker haven and the trail runs right down main street and back out the other end to join the Creeper Trail for a bit. Damascus is surrounded by 6 popular trails and every year they hold a 3 day festival call Trail Days. About 20,000 hikers, tourists and locals show up for music, food, and giveaways by huge hiking/sports venders.

image

I stayed at a church hostel that just asks for a donation. The caretaker “bayou” is an old curmudgeon originally from New Orleans, but a softy at heart! He fed us a great spaghetti dinner and snuck me an extra towel after going on and on about a one towel limit.
The town is so beautiful and I spent a couple hours walking around enjoying the the trails and a river that runs through town. I was jealous of the guys out fishing and really wished I had some extra time and a pole. On my way out of town I had to cross one of the bridges and a guy was reeling in a nice trout. Mmmm breakfast!

image
At night this bridge is lit up with tiny lights
image
Best swimming hole I've seen in awhile
image
Trail comes into town thru a backyard

image

image
They seem to have a sense of humor

The town people in Damascus were wonderful and I’m looking forward to Trail Days next year.

image
My kind of house
image
Surrounded by mountains

Until next time, goodnight Damascus!

image

As Always,
Digdeep

6 thoughts on “All About Damascus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s