Ponytail thanked cousin Mark this morning before they parted ways. Mark to upper state and Dave back on the trail. PTD got a ride to the trailhead on PA 325 by a local.
He called early morning and had already done about 3.3 miles in a little over an hour. His foot is feeling a bit better but not great. MAY have it checked when he gets to the Delaware Water Gap while visiting family for the upcoming weekend.
Today PTD passed the remnants of an old mining village that he could see from the trail. Our book says it is from the 1800's. He also said there was intermittent rain and clouds. It is humid and buggy on the trail.
Just a tid bit of information - Earl Shaffer(trail name - Crazy One)in 1998 celebrated his 50th anniversary of his 1st thr-hike(1948) by thru-hiking the AT again at the age of 79.
Stayed at the William Penn Shelter - this shelter could sleep 16 but, tonight it was only Spooky and him. Spooky is a section hiking. This shelter has a loft and windows. 24.3 miles today - 1,179.4 miles to date