It was a leisurely morning, but since we are used to getting up early we were walking over to Mojoes for breakfast by 7:30 for some of their great food. This is Pharmacist (his mom sent him off with a lot of Meds) showing off a couple of his many plates.
This is a black Rat snake which are fairly common on the AT around here. This one didn’t even flinch and almost looked like a toy. Some of them can grow up to 8′ long.
This is John. He is my personal trail angel for finding my wool cycling sleeves which I wear almost everyday (he’s holding them). I accidentally dropped them from a pocket on my pack several days ago and he saw my plea for help in the shelter register (with my phone #) to keep an eye out. He was hiking southbound on a weekend trip and stumbled upon them…Then was nice enough to send them ahead to me. I hope to be reunited with my sleeves on Sat…thanks John!
This is a video of Laurel Falls from two days ago: