I arrived at the parking lot at the town park in Damascus, set up my bike and hit the trail. The journey began with a ride through town. Finally, I headed out of the city limits and into the woods.
When I finally felt like moving again the climb felt even steeper. I crossed several more old trestle bridges
I arrived at Green Cove station,
When I felt recovered, I decided to ride the trail to its official end at the North Carolina border, not quite a mile further on. The ride to the state boundary was actually one of the more interesting sections of trail. It seems to be seldom traveled. I passed by a pond in a meadow
I made my way back to Whitetop Station, passing mile marker 34.