Happy Mothers Day Everyone
Brrr there was frost on the ground this morning. Ponytail says he was glad he was in an enclosed shelter last night. Also, he says he is feeling better. He took more allergy meds just in case.
He said the day warmed up but still windy. It was like the trees had just popped open at higher elevations. He knows now it was his allergies bothering him and not a cold. He never had allergies when he was younger, just started as he got older.
Today's lunch was a bacon/mayo sandwich. He had some pre-cooked bacon in a package and a packet of mayo. So, he decided to put it on his round flat bread and call it lunch.
Hit 2 trail magics today. 1 not so good. Whatever it was, was gone by the time he got there. Bummer man! 2nd one was gallons of fresh spring water. He filled up. He said that was really nice.
There is a foot bridge that the book said was closed at Laurel Creek for repairs. But, by the time he got there it was open.
He read there was a sub way about 2 miles off the trail in Bland, VA. He was going to give it 10 minutes trying to hitch a ride to town. If he got a ride he would sink his teeth into a nice juicy turkey cheese sub. If not he would go aways down the trail to set up camp and make some Ramen Noodles. Well, no ride so he didn't want to walk the extra 4 miles round trip, so he went to the next shelter and made himself some Ramen Noodles mixed w/4 cheese potatoes, a few slices of a slim jim, mixed in some soy sauce. Yum. Not a turkey sub but it wasn't 1/2 bad after a 24 mile day. Thinks he would eat anything at this point. Washed dishes and went to bed. He is staying at the Helveys Mill Shelter. Sleeps only 6 and was built in 1960