Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Day 41 – Alabama

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today I walked through Rising Fawn, Georgia – great name for a little town. Once again, no rain. The temperature started at 75 and ended at 85 with clouds in the morning and afternoon and sun most of the day. Again, the humidity was about 300%. I covered 15 miles today. I […]

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Tags: Alabama · Dade County · DeKalb County · Georgia

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 37 – Halloween

October 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips It seems strange to be away from home on Halloween, let alone doing what we are doing. No one will come to our motel door and ask for candy.  Anyways, we walked through Athens, Riceville, Calhoun, and Charleston, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles in good weather. A little chilly at 35 degrees […]

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Tags: Bradley County · McMinn County · Tennessee

Day 35 – Frost!

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Lenoir City and Loudon, Tennessee. We covered 18 miles for the second straight day. The skies were clear last night, and the temperatures plummeted to 30 degrees F. Thankfully, it wasn’t windy during the morning. It was windy in the afternoon, but the temperatures had climbed to almost […]

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Tags: Knox County · Loudon County · Tennessee

Day 34 – Knoxville

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Knoxville, Tennessee east to west or north to south if you follow Route 11. It was COLD today. The temperature was 40 degrees F in the morning with a steady 15 mile per hour wind. The lady at our motel told us they usually don’t have this type […]

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Tags: Knox County · Tennessee

Day 33 – Back to Plain Old 11

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

be Dwayne Phillips We entered Knoxville and made it to the point where Route 11E rejoined Route 11W to become plain old U.S. Route 11. Today was a short day of walking. After walking, we drove eight hours back to Reston, Virginia so I could go to the dentist tomorrow. The weather was a little […]

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Tags: Jefferson County · Knox County · Tennessee

Day 27 – A Windy, Noisy Day

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked from the southern edge of Bristol through Piney Flats and into Johnson City, Tennessee. We walked 17 miles. The skies were overcast all day. It was windy, and the temperatures ranged from 60 to 75 degrees F. There were two interesting objects near Bristol. First is this Drive-In Movie […]

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Tags: Sullivan County · Tennessee

Day 19 – The Pink Pig Van and Other Signs of Academia

October 7th, 2008 · 6 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Today we walked through Christiansburg, Radford, and Fairlawn, Virginia. We covered 14 miles – pretty good considering we drove four hours before we started walking. The weather was fine again – 60 degrees F to 75 degrees F and the winds were calm. We started at the I-81 exit for Christiansburg. First […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · 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 17 – A River, a Tree, and a Rope

October 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips We drove through Roanoke and then walked through Salem, Virginia. This was a cool day (55 to 65 degrees F). It was also quite windy – 20 MPH winds. We drove through Roanoke. Still we were lost several times and had to back track to find how Route 11 goes through the […]

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Tags: Montgomery County · Roanoke County · Virginia