It was an interesting day of on and off showers and then sun, and quite a bit cooler than it has been recently.
There are a couple log benches under the I-81 overpass that made a perfect place to take a break and get out of the rain. It Definitely had a vagrant quality to the whole scene, but a welcomed amenity.
The 501 shelter is actually a cabin.
It has bunk space for about 16 and made a good evening rest stop. The road is about a 1/4 Mike away and most folk were getting pizza delivered.
The last 5 miles had a lot of rock sections like this which is brutal and even worse when it’s miles 23-28. Needless to say the boots are officially broken in!
The long day leaves about 18 miles to Port Clinton tomorrow, a small town the AT goes right through the middle of. There’s not a whole lot there but they allow camping at the town gazebo and have a restaurant.