I have declared today to be Ashley Fish Day on the trail. Ashley graduates from DCHS today and she contributed over $1000 to my adventure through bake sales. A fawn greeted me at dawn this morning. As she came out of the wood, she stopped and we shared a moment together before she winked, turned tail and bounded back into the safety of the forest. She reminded me of Ashley in her youth and energy. Congrats to 2014 grad Ashley Fish.
I made to mile 530 this morning (10:10) and hope to hike to Adkins, VA before the end of the day. It is a beautiful sunny day and I am feeling so much better. The photo below is of a visitor center on the trail where I have stopped to post this blog.