Wed - Phil brought Ponytail to the trail head early this morning to do some miles and then pick him back up for another good night of eating and sleeping.
PTD said he it was a great day to hike. Nice and cool out. Says it was one of the most enjoyable days on the trail in awhile.
He saw a porcupine. He was right on the trail. He was waddling along as he was all puffed out. Ponytail kept his distance and when he went in the bushes, he ran past him.
He ran into some old hiking buddies on the trail. Moose & Tetherball, Tequila John and Fusion. It was really nice to see some familiar faces.
Phil picked him up and brought him back to the house for steaks and all sorts of food. PTD must have gained a few pounds w/this visit. THANK YOU PHIL, AMANDA & BRIAN for the good times over the past 2 nights.
Today he did 12.3 miles today. He is now in Massachusetts!!! Only 4 more states to go. He also hit the 1,500 mile mark. 1500 miles. Can't believe it!
Thurs - After another nice night w/friends Phil, Amanda and her son Brian they dropped PTD off at the trail head in MA.
It was dry, cool and a breeze. Perfect hiking weather. Ponytail says he had variety of terrain on the trail today. Some flats, mountains w/views, open fields, swamps, rivers, just kept changing. Change is good.
Saw the Shays Rebellion Monument - stone marker commemorates the last bloody fight of the farmers revolt in 1787 and had beautiful views of Benedict Pond.
Ran into some deer and flushed out some grouse.
He is staying in his tent at the MT Wilcox South Lean to along w/Moose & Tetherball. Nice he will have company tonight.
He traveled 20.8 miles today.