October 17

Leg 20: Keysville to Randolph

Number of people walking today: 6

Route SummaryScenic and rural route. Cell phone coverage will be spotty near Eureka School, Mossing Ford and Brickhouse Rd.
Van transport to end-of-day hotel. Meet at Old 26 Store by 3:15 for pick-up (cute store with a deli).
Starting PointSheldon’s Motel
1450 Four Locust Hwy
Keysville VA 23947
(434) 736-8434
Starting Time7:00 am
End Walking Time3:15 pm
Ending PointOld 26 Store, 9641 Scuffletown Rd, Randolph, VA, then take the van to:
Fairfield Inn & Suites South Boston
1120 Bill Tuck Hwy
South Boston VA 24592
(434) 575-6000
Walking Mileage18.4
MealsBreakfast: motel has restaurant – opens at 6:30 or Cruis-In on the way out of town opens at 7 am
Lunch: Place order in advance at Cruis-In to pick up on the way out of town. Sheldon’s may also be able to make sandwiches the night before.
Dinner: Grab something at Old 26 store where we pick up walkers at the end of the day OR walk to Mexican restaurant near Fairfield in South Boston where we are staying for the night
RestroomsExxon at mile 1.4 / 10 miles to Dollar General
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Sheldon’s to Old 26 Store
Route Map PDFPDF: Sheldon’s Motel & Restaurant to Old 26 Store
Special Navigation Instructions
Don’t remove stops along this route – too many dead zones.
Laundry AvailabilityYes
Instructions for DriverAFTERNOON: Pick up walkers at Old 26 Store 9641 Scuffletown Road, Randolph VA; drive 24 miles to Fairfield in South Boston. DEADZONE – Take 746 S for 4.8 miles, turn right onto SR607 for 5 miles then right onto 360W. Should have signal by now.
Driver Map(s)Old 26 to Fairfield S Boston
History Blog PostSinging
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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