Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Rivers and Hills (in that order)

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Rivers and hills go together. I guess I knew this at some point in my life, but walking impresses the lesson. It really is pretty simple and is based on the simple fact of physics and fluid dynamics that, water flows downhill Rivers are at the bottom of a set of hills. […]

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Day 30 – Back to the Country

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from Greeneville to Bulls Gap, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles. A cloudless day, the temperature ranged from a chilly 40 degrees F to a perfect 70 degrees F. Route 11E is a four-lane divided highway for 15 of our 18 miles walked today. This is like walking on the […]

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Tags: Greene County · Hawkins County · Tennessee

Day 20 – The VW Graveyard and a BIG Hill

October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Dublin and Pulaski, Virginia. We covered about 17 miles. The weather continues to be great. Most of the walking today was through the country side. We started north of Dublin and a railroad track was 50 feet to my left. No trains though. I saw a large house […]

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Tags: Pulaski County · Virginia

Day 18 – The Hidden Valley

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through the towns of Elliston and Shawsville and stopped on the outskirts of Christiansburg, Virginia. We walked about 12 miles. The day started at 45 degrees F and ended around 70 degress. The skies were clear with mild winds. The day started at the border of Montgomery and Roanoke […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · Virginia

Day 14 – American History and Roadside Americana

September 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Lexington, Fancy Hill, and Natural Bridge, Virginia. The weather returned to normal conditions: 65 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon with clear skies. We walked another 15 miles. Lexington was founded in 1778. This is a great small city to visit. It has two historical universities […]

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Tags: Rockbridge County · Virginia

Day 6 – A Drive-In Theater

September 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips We walked through Stephens City, Middletown, and Strasburg, Virginia. This was another 15-mile day with fine weather – mostly cloudy with the temperature starting at 63 degrees and ending at 75 degrees F. Stephens City ends the clutter of Winchester. Once out of Stephens, you are in rural Virginia. I liked that. […]

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Tags: Frederick County · Shenandoah County · Virginia · Warren County

Day Four – September 1, 2008

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Karen and I walked from Purcellville to Berryville, Virginia. Purcellville is in Loudon County while Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County. This is 15 miles and took six hours of walking. Here is a photo of the Clarke County Courthouse in Berryville. This walk was all done on Route 7. […]

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Tags: Clarke County · Loudon County · Virginia