It is a beautiful day on the AT. I am having an early lunch on a rock outcropping just past Mt. Rodgers. The photo below is the view from my personal lunch-rock. I am on my way to see the wild ponies of Grayson National Park. Hiked 21.6 miles yesterday and I am very close to the 500 mile marker (495.4). God is so faithful.
There was no cell phone coverage during lunch so I updating later in the day. The ponies were wonderful! The terrain through the Grayson Highlands was really challenging – rocky and steep. Found at camp sight about mile 504, so I celebrated the 500 mile goal.