I almost hesitate to enter today's activities on the chance that those reading this blog may think all we do is have fun out here.
The day started on a high note for Guardian and me when Buffalo Bobby showed up at 6:00AM unscathed down at the shelter. (Need to see yesterday's update) He looked danger in the face and survived. Guardian & I had a good night in the shelter due to the cool weather and breeze that kept the bugs at bay.
We started off hiking through some of the most beautiful woods and vistas in the Shenandoehs so far. We we're headed to Big Meadows for lunch, which in itself was to be a big event today. About 8:30 we took a break and realized we could make another restaurant, The Wayside, in time for breakfast if we could get there before 10:30. Nothing motivates a hiker like food. Needless to say we made it and had almost everything on the menu between us. We met several of the usual thru hikers there. Bandit and Catalist were planning a trip to the beach for a day for a ZERO.
So, with bear bags hung we turn in for the night all agreeing this has been one of the special days on the trip...even though we didn't have a shower or washed our clothes.
I believe today we found the Shenandoehs of legend. Tomorrow it's off to Luray to get cleaned and pressed once again.
I know this good fortune can't go on for ever but three months would be nice.
Love to all and keep those notes of encouragement coming in. Every day can't be like today.
|Trolley Stop and the bear at Big Meadows|
|Buffalo Bobby loves bears!|
|The AARP hikers reuinion! Back together again!|
|Fire in June|
|Buffalo Bobby showing restraint so he can have a sunday|
|Just another rough day on the trail for Trolley Stop|
|Guardian showing restraint during lunch|
|Views from Big Meadows Lodge. A great place for anyone to visit.|
|Home for the night|
|Buffalo Bobby finishing up dinner|
|Trolley Stop - well fed|
|Guardian returns to his home for the night after getting water from a nearby stream.|