--> Hurricane Mountain Shelter, 19.7 miles
Trashcan got up and left around 3:30 this morning. I got up at the more reasonable hour of 6:45. Despite a full pack today as not a hard day. As I was eating lunch Pivot Dude caught up and we walked down to the road together. He's going to a hostel tonight, and we'll meet up at the Wise Shelter tomorrow. Tomorrow I enter the Grayson Highlands, which has wild ponies. I bought an extra apple for them. Hopefully the rain will hold off so there will be some good views. It will be a short day. Only 48 miles left in Virginia.