They all got up this morning and went to the local IHOP and had breakfast. They had a nice visit together.
They were almost back to the point where they picked up Ponytail last night when they noticed that road was closed. They stopped and asked the State Trooper what was going on. A big tree had fallen last night in the wind/rain/thunder & lighting storm and they were waiting for the crew to get there to cut it up and move it. Well, instead of waiting (it is Sunday and they are in hicksville) they found another back road that took them the long, long way around but they got him back to the same point without PTD having to walk from where the tree had fallen up to the trail head which would have added about 6 more miles to his day.
They got to the spot and there was 2 Rings. Sitting having snacks exactly where Dave had been last night. So, 2 Rings got to meet the parents too. They all said there good byes and 2 Rings and Ponytail went off on the trail. Back on the adventure.
PTD said he pasted the largest Keffer Oak tree on the AT . When it was last measured, the girth was 18ft, 3in. The tree is estimated to be 300 years old. He has yet to come across the Dover Oak that will be slightly larger in New York.
He also encountered another big snake today. This must be snake week. This one was black. He says he got some good pics and we should see them soon.
Ponytail says not sure if he will be able to call tonight to let me know where he will stay due to low cell service. Not to worry, I will find out and post where he stayed and the miles on the next post.