This is a connector from the outer banks of the Atlantic Ocean (Nags Head) to Burnsville, VA (469 miles). There is lodging, food, and gas available at the start, which is on the beach. The first half is pavement, which is the price you pay for being in a densely populated area close to the ocean. The second half is worth the ride, just hang in there. The back roads and countryside are beautiful. You will travel through North Carolina and Virginia to arrive in Burnsville, which is the connection with the TransAmerica Trail. Once in Burnsville, turn North for West Virginia and South for North Carolina (TAT VA map #3). Gas and motels are readily available and a good overnight is Appomattox, VA. The spur passes through Appomattox State Forest, George Washington National Forest, Great North Mountains, and Shenandoah Mountains.