What a good day! It was sunny, low 60's, with a gentle breeze all day. We headed out of the shelter to do an 18 miler which would bring us through Grayson Highlands, one of the most raved about sections of the AT. The terrain is getting easier- more gradual climbs and less steep ascents and descents. We passed over a bald and were actually able to enjoy the views! A nice easy descent to Rt 600 where we were greeted with trail magic! Co-pilot has a son who thru-hiked last year and whose wife is doing it this year. He had sodas and snacks and fortune cookies. We sat in a grassy patch on the sun and had some rest and trail magic for a while.
Then we crossed the street onto the state park. Up another gorgeous grassy bald sprinkled with flowers
Across the other side, we came to the ponies! There are herds of wild ponies who roam free here. I've never seen a wild pony before. They come running up, looking for food and licking the salt off your skin. It was awesome!
Hi, I'm Heather, AKA "Pink Lady". Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited to share my adventures as I embark on a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. While you're here, be sure to check out the charity I'm hiking for: Devoted2Children a great organization which funds a home for orphaned children in Haiti.