The Breaks is considered the Grand Canyon of the South. The gorge that the Pound River runs through is around 600 ft. deep.
We arrived at the Breaks and crossed the State line into Virginia quite late and very tired after over seven hours in the saddle.
The next day (Thursday) we started with another climb to cross the Breaks . It was soon obvious how much fatigue was left in our legs from the day before. We decided to cut our day short (with only three big climbs) in Council where we camped in a beautiful city park. The citizens of Council can really be proud of their park! Today after leaving Council, we climbed over Big A Mountain (not making this up!) As we descended the east side of Big A Mountain the country really opened up and we got vistas like we haven't had since western Kentucky.