5:15AM breaking down his tent in a light mist. 5:30 hitting the trail. He wants an early start on the heat.
Ponytail needed to take a 3 mile detour on a hot paved road due to an AT bridge being worked on. Not something he wanted to do in the bright sun, but he did.
Did 17 miles in 7 hrs. Our Friends Phil, Amanda and Brian picked him up in Salisbury, CT about 12:45. They went immediately to McDonald's....lots of quarter pounders w/cheese. and pickles.
They are all going to spend the night at our friend Jerry's house close by. Thank you Jerry for letting them all use your house while you are away.
Phil had everything. Of course he would , he is Phil. Steaks, beers, olives, brussel sprouts, potatoes,asparagus... PTD should gain a pound or 2 within the next day.