Had hang around for the Day until 4 PM when the mail man shows up. Got half way through some book called “When my love returns from the ladies room, will I be too old to care?”. The title was catchy, and adequate for scenarios in today’s life, but was a comedic book based on quirky aspects of 90s that is a little antiquated. Maybe more like,a history book since I was like 6 years old back then.

We did get fed fresh garden salad/a pile of weeds that was absolutely superb! So much flavor and texture it was almost overwhelming.

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Got to meet Fly away today who is WFS for a few days ( her pack flew off the top of a shuttle can, hence the name). Casper ended up walking right back an hour later, saying his injury was too bad to press on with.

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Also got to work on the farm today! I helped them clip the goat hooves. That was an adventure having to chase them down.

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Then again, some were really friendly

Finally, my package showed up and I managed to push out 8.5 miles. Came across a beautiful overlook before the sunset, and got to see the remains of the floodwaters that wrecked havoc on the trail yesterday. So much washout!

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Night hiked on to Angels Rest right outside of Pearisburg. On the way there, I came across Poppins, Stoat, and the Arkansas Twins (Link and Folklore) camped out at a power line. I couldn’t find a good place to hang, so I had to hang across the blue blazed trail leading to the overlook. Damn was it pretty at night.

After looking out, I ate dinner and climbed in my sling, only to start hearing rustling around on the ground. A small field mouse had eaten into my bag of cookies. In a rage I shouted at the thing. Well that scared the brave bastard for about 30 seconds until he was back in the bag. I rolled over again and slammed my headlight on. He was sitting just out of arms reach, massive eyes paralyzed with fear. I reached for,the cookie bag, picked it up, pulled out a handful of cookies (he was still paralyzed) and I threw them at him as hard as I could. Needless to say he ran off. I slept well the rest of the night…

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