No rain today. Yeah! PTD passed a super nice swimming hole at Jennings Creek but it was before 8am so didn’t feel much like swimming., Later in the day he came across Orchard Falls. Nice Waterfall especially because of the rains. On top of Apple Orchard Mountain you go under what they call “the Guillotine” large boulder stuck over the trail between rock formations. Some good ups and downs the last few days. This mountain(4,225) is also the last highest point Ponytail will go over till Mnt Moosilauke in NH. He saw some more deer today. Deer seem to be getting closer and no so afraid of hikers.
Stayed at the Thunder Hill Shelter which sleeps 6. Water source is still running. Late summer it tends to dry up. He was w/ Jimmy the Flying Scotsmen again today. Haven’t seen 2 Rings in awhile. Thinks he is still behind him. Today did 17.2 miles