Ponytail saw several deer on the trail today. It is real common to see deer and turkeys out there near the trails. These particular deers actually started him because they ran right into the trail right in front of him and then ran right away once they saw him.
He came across an old yellow school bus, broken down, wheels partially buried in the dirt, it must have been there awhile. He said it reminded him of the movie "Into the Wild"
25 miles in 10 hrs. Not too shabby! He is staying at the Partnership Shelter. Outsie of Sugar Grove, VA. This shelter is super. It has a warm shower,heated w/propane, a pay phone, free shuttle to go into town and the best thing...PIZZA DELIVERY. Yes, Pizza delivery. He got himself a large extra cheese pepporoni pizza, some mozzerela sticks and a 2 litter of Pepsi delivered. He didn't share(the rule of thumb is you eat 1st and if you can't finish then you offer it up to fellow hikers --UNLESS they have nothing then of course you share) and all that was left was a little Pepsi. He is a hungry hiker. Says all everyone does it sit around and talk about their destination that day and food they want to eat or just ate. Food, Food, and more food.