Not feeling well at all. Decided to take a 0 day. He went and did laundry. Not much of an appetite in the morning or for the past few days. He went back to the hotel and took a nap. That isn’t like him. He usually can’t sit still. Naps are a waste of time he says. He slept for several hours. Guess he really needed it) Got up, felt a little better. Went out to eat. Had 2 big salads. (he was craving some greens) and some meat. Hung out and talked w/several other hikers. As a bunch were in town getting ready to head back to Damascus (friendliest town on the AT) to go to Trail Days. PTD wasn’t planning on going back for that. He didn’t want to take more 0 days to play right now. Next year he thinks he will go back to VA in May for it. Will be a nice reunion w/fellow hikers.
He did see 2 Rings in town. Said Mr Vix went on ahead and is doing some heavy mile days (I think he said one day was like 36 miles – WOW! Go Mr Vix!). Hopefully in a bit Mr Vix will take a zero day or 2 and Ponytail will catch up to him. If not Mr Vix we have your email and will be in touch.
PTD also met Caribou. Him and his parents have a 2nd home here in Bethlehem, NH. Cool! Ponytail hung out and wrote notes back and forth to each other for a bit in the afternoon. Caribou is deaf. PTD does not know sign language. So, notees were the best way to communicate. Caribou is hiking w/his service dog – Knolow. PTD enjoyed spending time w/Caribou today.