PTD is very excited he will see his sister Sue and her boyfriend Jere later tonight. Sue & Jere also invited the Flying Scotsmen to come w them to their friends farm about an hr away, spend the night, take a zero day, kick back, relax and then hit the trail on Monday. Kind of like Survivor when you win a challenge and get to bring a friend. YIPPEE!!! Scotsmen was excited, since he has no family in the states. They are all over in the UK. They can all spend the holiday weekend together.
Today Ponytail saw a momma bear and 2 cubs on the side of the trail. The momma bear wasn't too happy that he was walking the trail somewhat near her. The cubs were aways away from the trail. She stood her ground and stomped her feet and grunted. Dave slowly backed away, never taking her eyes off of her and went back down the trail a bit to sit and wait for her to leave. He wasn't challenging her. Eventually she left and he continued on.
Dave and Jimmy (Flying Scotsmen) got to the trail head in Swift River Gap about 5ish so they hitched into Elkton, Va to a Mexican restaurant to wait for Sue and jere since they wouldn't be there till around 8:30pm 897.2 miles to date on the AT