Ponytail woke today not feeling good. Sluggish, throat sore, stuffy. Thinks maybe allergies or a cold coming on. Says it rained really hard last night. Now he gets to put away a soaking wet tent. Yeah! He wants to get moving on because it is cool, damp and windy. The wind has been relentless the past few days.
He saw his 1st hummingbird today. Made him think of home because we usually put up feeders around Mothers day. Again, another sign of spring.
He traveled through a bunch of pastures today and he came across lots of cows, calfs and bulls. He made sure he took off his red bandanna just to be sure. Didn't feel much like running from a bull today.
He did have a Mexican stand off w/several cows. They all stared at each for a few minutes. They were right in the middle of the trail. Dave finally said fine I will move since you won't and he was on his way. He was going to be stopping soon at Knot Maul Shelter for lunch. He ate a bit and took some vitamin I and an allergy pill. Feeling better but not 100%
He proceeded to go to a spring fed pond about 1.8 miles from Chestnut Knob Shelter. This is where he will spend the night. There are no closer water sources for north bounders. This shelter is unique. It has plexiglases windows. Most shelters don't have windows. 561.3 miles to date
He cooked, ate, did dishes and washed up a bit before taking some more vitamin I and another allergy pill and it was good night Irene. Snuggled into his nice warm sleeping bag in the shelter out of the wind. Hoping he feels better in the morning.