PTD said today was a long, long 27.8 miles. Hard and rocky or overgrown trails w/lots of ticks. This is really wearing on his foot. Lot of vitamin "I" helps out some.
Need to tell you about some trail magic. Lots the past several days. Some from previous thru- hikers such as Joker, Snack Break and Fiddler. At the 501 shelter he had some OJ and some caramel popcorn – weird combo but all tasted really good at 8am he says, then there was this old man walking w/ a small cooler, he was handing out sodas. Also, there were ice cold Dr Peppers floating in one of the shallow streams. It has been fantastic. PTD says Thank you to all.
He got into Port Clinton and remembered that Bag of Tricks(met in Duncannon) told him about this place to get some ice cold beer. He was hungry and wanted a brewski too, so he headed over to the Port Clinton Fire Company & Social Quarters. Really nice people. Thank you Tom, John & Dell for the hospitality.
Tonight Ponytail stayed at the town Pavilion. The town allows thru-hikers to camp for free underneath its roof. Bonus! There is an outhouse too. He wasn't alone. He had a little buddy to stay the night w/him. A small gray kitty took to him and stayed with him throughout the night.
Today Ponytail hiked 27.8 miles not including the walking back and forth in town
He has 971.1 miles left to Katahdin!!! One foot in front of the other will get you there!