--> Lamberts Meadow Shelter, 14.4 miles
For whatever reason, today I was dragging. It was another cool morning and I took a while to warm up since the trail was downhill the first three miles. At the bottom I crossed I-81 again then went to the outfitter in Daleville. I got more denatured alcohol, and exchanged my worn-out socks for a brand new pair. Darn Tough is great. I then climbed back up onto the ridge for the rest of the day.
At the viewpoint where I had lunch I watched more hawks flying around. A few times they flew pretty close. At a different overlook there was a Black Vulture on the edge. I got some great pictures of it. I also saw a small bear this morning, and another fearless deer.