Chris, Ponytail’s mother–in-law dropped him back down on Dorchester/Lyme Rd early this morning. THANKS MOM! He had another hot day to hike. At least he doesn’t have his big back. He has one of our smaller day packs.
He stopped on top of Mt Cube to talk to some other thru-hikers. Rustel(she is visual impaired – can only see 20 feet in front of her), Mother Nature, Smokestack and their support U-Turn Bob from FL. They are all out on the trail thru hiking and making their way right along. Dave got to tell them all about our wonderful Adaptive Sports Partners program up here in the north country. They were quite impressed.
He also came across Marianne O’Connor the author of the Haunter Hiker. Dave has read her book thanks to our friend’s daughter Elise. Thanks Elise. Marianne was intentionally out hiking the trail today to find thru -hikers to photograph and interview for a story she is doing for the Hippo Press. Really cool she came across our Ponytail in his home state no less. Now she is doing a story on him, thru hiking and the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. The story will come out this Thursday. Can’t wait to see it. I have attached their link. http://www.hippopress.com/
He did have some good views up on Smarts Mnt from the old Fire tower and then again when he went over Eastman Ledges.
I picked him later in the day up on Rte 25C in Warren. He had his Ipod today so I could hear him a ways back. He was singing up a storm.
Hiked 20.8 miles today